Structural Geology of Divergent Plate Boundaries

Table of Contents

Title, Aims and Introduction Slide 001
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Driving Force for Rifting

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From Continental Rifting to Continental Margins

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Rift Basins

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Contrasted Model of Rift Basins: Mode of Formation and Internal Structures

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Conceptual Model of Lithospheric Scale Extension

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Numerical Modelling of Lithospheric Scale Extension

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A Brief Summary

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Quiz and Answers

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Author: Patrice F. Rey 

Email: prey@es.usyd.edu.au

Home Page: http://www.es.usyd.edu.au/geology/people/staff/prey/

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Readings: Relevant chapters in: 
Earth's Dynamic Systems, 6th edition, W.K. Hamblin, Maxwell Macmillan and  in Geology: An Introduction to Physicsal Geology, S. Chernicoff and R. Venkatakrishnan, Worth Publishers.

More at: http://www.ned.dem.csiro.au/research/solidMech/Citcom/DEMO