Geological and Geophysical Investigations of Continental Margins
Knowledge of continental margins advanced rapidly during the 1970s. Multichannel seismic reflection whose cost formerly restricted its use largely to the immediate vicinity of shallow-water prospects has become more common in deeper waters. The use of the technique by government and academic groups helped solve basc structural and evolutionary problems of rocks of the deeper offshrore. Better sources and more sophisticated processing yielded better and deeper resolution of the data. To better disseminate new knowledge of continental margins, AAPG held three meetings in 1977 to review the current status of knowledge. The papers presented at those meetings are contained in this volume. There are 32 chapters divided into the following sections: Rifted Margins; Convergent Margins; Small Basin Margins; and Resources, Comparative Structure, and Eustatic Changes in Sea Level.
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