Marine Geophysical Researches

, Volume 25, Issue 1–2, pp 1–4 | Cite as

Continent–Ocean Transition of the Northern South China Sea and off Southwestern Taiwan



continental margin plate convergence South China Sea Taiwan transition 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of GeophysicsNational Central UniversityChung-LiTaiwan
  2. 2.Ifremer Centre de BrestPlouzanéFrance

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