Comment on 'A new scheme for the opening of the South Atlantic Ocean and the dissection of an Aptian salt basin' by Trond H. Torsvik, Sonia Rousse, Cinthia Labails and Mark A. Smethurst

Type Article
Date 2010-10
Language English
Author(s) Aslanian DanielORCID1, Moulin MarylineORCID2
Affiliation(s) 1 : IFREMER, Ctr Brest, DRO GM LGG, F-29280 Plouzane, France.
2 : FCUL, IDL Lattex, P-1749016 Lisbon, Portugal.
Source Geophysical Journal International (0956-540X) (Wiley-blackwell Publishing, Inc), 2010-10 , Vol. 183 , N. 1 , P. 20-28
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2010.04727.x
WOS© Times Cited 9
Keyword(s) Plate motions, Continental margins: divergent, Africa, Atlantic Ocean, South America
Abstract P>Torsvik et al. recently presented a revised model for the opening of the South Atlantic Ocean. According to these authors, this new plate tectonic model is internally consistent and consistent with globally balanced plate motion solutions and takes into account realistic intraplate deformation. However, this model shows a number of kinematic and geological problems that we underline here, together with some comparisons with the new kinematic model recently proposed by Moulin et al.
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