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Analogue Modeling of Continental Rifting: An Overview


Zwaan,  Frank
2.5 Geodynamic Modelling, 2.0 Geophysics, Departments, GFZ Publication Database, Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum;

Schreurs,  Guido
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Zwaan, F., Schreurs, G. (2022): Analogue Modeling of Continental Rifting: An Overview. - In: Peron-Pinvidic, G. (Ed.), Continental Rifted Margins 1: Definition and Methodology, London : ISTE Ltd, 309-343.

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Rifted margins mark the transition between continents and oceans, which are the two first-order types of land masses on Earth. Rifted margins contribute to our understanding of lithospheric extensional processes and are studied by various disciplines of Earth Science (geology, geophysics, geochemistry). Thanks to better and wider public access to high-quality data, our understanding in these areas has improved significantly over these last two decades. This book summarizes this knowledge evolution and details where we stand today, with a series of case examples included. It is structured in a practical way, with concise text descriptions and comprehensive diagrams. Continental Rifted Margins 1 is a useful resource for students and newcomers to the rifted margin community – a “cookbook” of sorts to facilitate the reading of scientific publications and provide basic definitions and explanations.