The Nature and Origin of Compression in Passive Margins - Special Publication no 306 (Geological Society Special Publication)

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Increasingly, researchers have reported that passive margins do not show a simple uninterrupted thermal sag pattern of post-rift subsidence following continental separation. Rather, the structural and stratigraphic development of such margins may record evidence of complex phases of differential subsidence, exhumation and fold development. Some of the fold structures observed on passive continental margins appear to be related to regional stresses transmitted through basement rocks, whereas others are related to gravitational sliding and toe-thrusting. This special publication concentrates on the first of these categories. The morphology and distribution of such folds, together with potential mechanisms for generation of regional stress, are described in a series of papers by authorities in the field. As well as being an enigmatic feature of passive margin geology, the compressive folds have significance in the exploration for petroleum.

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Moreover, this volume raises important questions about the nature of compression in passive margins. The first three papers in particular develop a range of hypotheses to explain the causes of compressional structures in such settings.

......I would certainly recommend this volume to academic researchers and petroleum geoscientists with an interest in passive margins and I believe that the questions raised here will help stimulate future research on this interesting topic. --Jonathan Imber - Review featured in The Journal of Geological Magazine, Vol 147/3 - 2010-07-16

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