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The origin of large local uplift in extensional regions

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Abstract

Large localized uplift is commonly observed in continental regions undergoing extension. These observations can be modelled by planar, high-angle normal faulting of an elastic upper crust overlying an inviscid lower crust. Isostasy provides the necessary driving force. The model quantifies the role of flexural rigidity, density variations in the crust, and erosion and deposition of sediment.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
The origin of large local uplift in extensional regions
Series title:
Nature
Volume
348
Issue:
6303
Year Published:
1990
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Nature
First page:
689
Last page:
693
Number of Pages:
5