Extensional Tectonics I: Regional Scale Processes and Extensional Tectonics II: Faulting and Fault-related Processes



There is no question that extensional tectonics and related processes have played a major role in the geologic evolution of the British Isles, and in the formation and trapping of immense “super-giant” fields of hydrocarbon resources in the North Sea. The latter have been of considerable importance to the economy of the United Kingdom. This two-part volume is the second in a new series of publications by The Geological Society, “Key Issues in the Earth Sciences.” It is a compilation of 35 well-known papers on extensional tectonics published over the past 2 decades.