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The Great Rift Valleys of Pangea in Eastern North America, Volume 1: Tectonics, Structure, and Volcanism

Series: The Great Rift Valleys of Pangea in Eastern North America Volume: 1

Edited By: Peter M LeTourneau and Paul E Olsen

214 pages, 10 B/w photos, 93 Illus, maps

Columbia University Press

Hardback | Jul 2003 | #132991 | ISBN: 0231111622
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Gives a thorough review and highlights recent advances in our understanding of the structural geology, tectonics, and volcanisms of the Central Atlantic Margin.

"represent a comprehensive overview of up-to-date knowledge...they are worthy complements to earlier compilations" -- Mark Tomasso, "Palaeontological Newsletter"


1. Introduction to Vol 1, by Paul E. Olsen and Peter M. LeTourneauPart I: Tectonics and Structure of Supercontintent Breakup 2. Introduction, by Martha O. Withjack and Roy W. Schlische3. Mobility of Pangea: Implications for Late Paleozoic and Early Mesozoic Paleoclimate, by Dennis V. Kent and Giovanni Muttoni4. Progress in Understanding the Structural Geology, Basin Evolution, and Tectonic History of the Eastern North American Rift System, by Roy W. Schlische5. Tectonics of the Lantern Hill Fault, Southeastern Connecticut: Evidence for the Embryonic Opening of the Atlantic Ocean, by Robert J. Altamura6. Estimates of Eroded Strata Using Borehole Vitrinite Reflectance Data, Triassic Taylorsville Rift Basin, Virginia: Implications for Duration of Syn-Rift Sedimentation and Evidence of Structural Inversion, by MaryAnn Love Malinconico7. Stress Regimes in the Newark Basin Rift: Evidence from Core and Downhole Data, by Dave Goldberg, Tony Lupo, Michael Caputi, Colleen Barton, and Leonardo Seeber8. A Lagerstatte of Rift-Related Tectonic Structures from the Solite Quarry, Dan River/Danville Rift Basin, by Rolf V. Ackermann, Roy W. Schlische, Lina C. Pati and Lois A. JohnsonPart II: The Camp Large Igneous Province 9. Introduction, by J. Gregory McHone10. Flood Basalt Provinces of the Pangaean Atlantic Rift: Regional Extent and Environmental Significance, by J. Gregory McHone and John H. Puffer11. Geochemistry and Origin of Pangean and Rodinian Continental Flood Basalts, by John H. Puffer12. A Geographic Trend for Mgo-Standardized Major Oxides in Lower Mesozoic Olivine Tholeiites of the Southeastern U.S., by Paul C. Ragland, Vincent J. M. Salters, and William C. Parker13. Evidence for Predominant Lateral Magma Flow Along Major Feeder Dike Segments of the Eastern North American Swarm Based on Magnetic Fabric, by Jelle Zeilinga de Boer, Richard E. Ernst, and Andrew G. Lindsey

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Peter M. LeTourneau is an associate research scientist at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University. Paul E. Olsen is A.D. Storke Memorial Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University.

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