Title

Flexure across a continent-ocean fracture zone: The northern Falkland/Malvinas Plateau, South Atlantic

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-1997

Abstract

Bathymetry, satellite-derived gravity, and interpreted seismic reflection data across the northern Falkland/Malvinas Plateau fossil continent-ocean transform rim may record the degree of mechanical coupling across the boundary after ridge-transform intersection time. The rim comprises a broad microcontinental block in the east and a continental marginal fracture ridge 50-100 km wide elsewhere. Free-air gravity anomalies tentatively suggest that the fracture ridge is locked against oceanic elastic lithosphere both to the north (Argentine Basin) and south (Central Falkland Basin).

Publication Source (Journal or Book title)

Geo-Marine Letters

First Page

110

Last Page

118

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