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L. Watremez, E. Burov, E. d'Acremont, S. Leroy, B. Huet, L. Le Pourhiet and N. Bellahsen Buoyancy and localizing properties of continental mantle lithosphere: Insights from thermomechanical models of the eastern Gulf of Aden Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 14

Version of Record online: 6 AUG 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/ggge.20179

Key Points

  • Mantle lithosphere rheology influences margin geometry and timing of rifting
  • Lithosphere buoyancy controls the nature of the Ocean-Continent Transition
  • A negative buoyancy of the craton produces margins with magmatism at the OCT

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