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Extending a continent; architecture, rheology and heat budget.


Extending a continent; architecture, rheology and heat budget.

Ed. by U. Ring and B.S. Wernicke.

Geological Society Pubg. House


256 pages




Eleven papers from an October 2007 conference examine the origin of oceanic basins and processes that contribute to horizontal extension of the continental lithosphere. Some subjects investigated include the frictional strength of granular fault gouge, modeling of upper and lower crustal evolution during lithospheric extension in the European Alps, structure and evolution of the western Corinth Rift, the formation of the Ios metamorphic core complex in Greece, and cretaceous felsic volcanism in New Zealand. The art program includes color and b&w photos and maps. Ring is affiliated with the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. Wernicke is affiliated with California Institute of Technology. The book is distributed in the US by The Geological Society.

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