Decoupling as an alternate model for transpression during the initial opening of the Norwegian‐Greenland Sea

HARMON D. MAHER, CAMPBELL CRADDOCK

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Abstract

Transpressive plate motions during the opening of the Norwegian‐Greenland Sea were in some manner responsible for the development of Spitsbergen's Tertiary fold‐and‐thrust belt. A flower model has been proposed for the large‐scale structural architecture of Tertiary deformation (Lowell 1972). An alternate model of decoupling, where convergent and transcurrent motions were accommodated in totally or partially separated, subparallel belts is suggested.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)137-140
Number of pages4
JournalPolar Research
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1988

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oceanography
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)

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