NE Atlantic continental rifting and volcanic margin formation
J. Skogseid, J. I. Faleide and O. Eldholm
Event name: 56th EAEG Meeting
Session: Special Session on Integrated Basin Studies
Publication date: 08 June 1994
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The NE Atlantic rift system, which has been under extensional deformation since the Caledonian orogeny, experienced a series of rift episodes in Late Paleozoic to Early Cenozoic times (Fig. 1). Late Paleozoic rifting is poorly constrained, particularly with respect to timing. However, rifted basin geometries, inferred to be of this age, are observed at depth in seismic data from the flanks of the younger rift structures.