The geometry and role of normal faulting in sedimentary basin development


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Lithospheric extension is a key process in basin formation, and it
generally results in normal faulting in the upper crustal floor to the
sedimentary sequence. The geometry of such faults provides a most
important constraint on the kinematics of the crustal deformation
accompanying basin formation, and is therefore a key element in
thermal and subsidence modelling. The geometry of extensional normal
faulting has recently been treated in some detail, and this paper
concentrates on the following specific aspects.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)492-492
Number of pages1
JournalJournal of Structural Geology
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes

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