Marginal fracture zones as Structural framework of continental margins in south atlantic ocean

Type Publication
Date 1972
Language English
Copyright The American Asscoiation of Petroleum Geologists
Author(s) Francheteau Jean, Le Pichon Xavier
Source The American Asscoiation of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin (The American Asscoiation of Petroleum Geologists), 1972 , Vol. 56 , N. 6 , P. 991-1007
Mot-Clé(s) Histoire Ifremer
Abstract A plate tectonic model of the early opening of the south atlantic is used to des cibe the structural framework of the continental margins and adjacent oceanic and coastal areas on both sides of the ocean. It is proposed that major offsets of the continental margins necessarily induce the subsidence of coastal basins where fracture zones intersect the continents. The configuration of the accreting plate-margin boundary gradually developed throughout the opening of the ocean after Late Jurassic time. [NOT CONTROLLED OCR]
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Francheteau Jean, Le Pichon Xavier (1972). Marginal fracture zones as Structural framework of continental margins in south atlantic ocean. The American Asscoiation of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, 56(6), 991-1007. Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00000/5033/