Continental and Oceanic Rifts by G. P?lmason

By G. P?lmason

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Published by way of the yankee Geophysical Union as a part of the Geodynamics Series.

During the prior decade of the foreign Geodynamics application many courses facing particular rift parts of the Earth's floor have seemed. such a lot of them symposia that have been held within the respective rift zones. one of the rifts hence taken care of are the Rhinegraben, Afar, Iceland, the Baikal rift, the Oslo paleorift, the Rio Grande rift and the useless Sea rift. additionally, guides facing experiences of the sea ground have mentioned many oceanic rift parts.

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1979) using a different treatment of the data from northern part of the Rhine graben. More irregular subsidence is indicated in the southern part of the graben (M•lzer and Schlemmer, 1975). 4 mm/year seems to be more common. , 1979). It appears that the geodetic observations to date fail to show significant horizontal component of deformation while the vertical component is convincingly demonstrated. Inside the Rhine graben subsidence dominates. The average northern part of shear deformation. These include gravity and gravity gradient observations, tilt observations, precision leveling, triangulation, and distance measurements (M•lzer left-lateral (Ahorner, 1975).

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