Mesozoic Paleoenvironment of the Rifted Margin off NW Australia (ODP Legs 122/123)

  1. Robert A. Duncan,
  2. David K. Rea,
  3. Robert B. Kidd,
  4. Ulrich von Rad and
  5. Jeffrey K. Weissel
  1. Ulrich von Rad1,
  2. Neville F. Exon2,
  3. Ron Boyd3 and
  4. Bilal U. Haq4

Published Online: 18 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/GM070p0157

Synthesis of Results from Scientific Drilling in the Indian Ocean

Synthesis of Results from Scientific Drilling in the Indian Ocean

How to Cite

von Rad, U., Exon, N. F., Boyd, R. and Haq, B. U. (1992) Mesozoic Paleoenvironment of the Rifted Margin off NW Australia (ODP Legs 122/123), in Synthesis of Results from Scientific Drilling in the Indian Ocean (eds R. A. Duncan, D. K. Rea, R. B. Kidd, U. von Rad and J. K. Weissel), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/GM070p0157

Author Information

  1. 1

    Bundesanstalt FüR Geowissenschaffen Und Rohstoffe, Postfach 510153, D-3000, Hannover 51, Germany

  2. 2

    Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics, Gpo Box 378, Canberra, A.C.T. 2604, Australia

  3. 3

    Geology Department, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3h 3J5, Canada

  4. 4

    Marine Geology and Geophysics, National Science Foundation, Washington, D.C. 20550, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1992

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875908229

Online ISBN: 9781118668030

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Keywords:

  • Geology—Indian Ocean;
  • Paleoceanography—Indian Ocean

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Stratigraphic/Structural Setting

  • Early-Rift Evolution (Permo-Triassic): the Initial Split of Gondwana

  • Jurassic Rifi-Drift Transition

  • Initial (Late Jurassic) Breakup North of the Exmouth Plateau

  • Neocomian Late-Rift Deltaic Sedimentation at the Central Exmouth Plateau and the Final Separation between Australia and Greater India

  • Late Aptian-Alblan Evolution

  • Mature Ocean Evolution (Late Cretaceous and Younger)

  • Discussion

  • Conclusions