Continental Rifted Margins 1

Definition and Methodology

SCIENCES - Geoscience

Continental Rifted Margins 1

Edited by

Gwenn Peron-Pinvidic, Geological Survey of Norway NGU, Norway

ISBN : 9781789450613

Publication Date : June 2022

Hardcover 368 pp

165.00 USD



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.


Part 1. Rifting and Rifted Margins: Definitions.
1. What is Rifting? Introduction and Basic Definitions, Gwenn Peron-Pinvidic.
2. What is a Rifted Margin? From the Early Models to Modern Views and Future Challenges, Gwenn Peron-Pinvidic.

Part 2. How Do We Study Rifted Margins?
3. How Can We Identify and Study Remnants of Rifted Margins in Orogens?, Geoffroy Mohn, Julie Tugend Benoît Petri, Anders McCarthy and Dominique Frizon de Lamotte.
4. What Can We Learn from Marine Geophysics to Study Rifted Margins?, Julia Atin and Louise Watremez.
5. Numerical Modeling of Rifting: An Overview, Marta Pérez-Gussinyé and Zhonglan Liu.
6. Analogue Modeling of Continental Rifting: An Overview, Frank Zwaan and Guido Schreurs.

About the authors/editors

Gwenn Peron-Pinvidic studies geodynamic questions related to extensional lithospheric deformation. Combining geological and geophysical tools across both onshore and offshore settings, she is recognized worldwide as an expert in continental rifted margins.

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