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Maher Jr., Harmon D.; Craddock, Campbell (1988)
Publisher: Co-Action Publishing
Journal: Polar Research
Languages: English
Types: Article
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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.
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