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Multidisciplinary Study of the Central High Atlas Diapiric Province in Morocco: Results from Analogue and Numerical Models

  • Jaume VergésEmail author
  • Mar Moragas
  • Jonas Ruh
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation book series (ASTI)

Abstract

We present field data on good-quality outcrops of Early and Middle Jurassic widespread halokinetic depositional sequences in the Central High Atlas of Morocco defining large salt-related minibasins limited by a polygonal network of salt walls. Inversion tectonics mostly inverted and rejuvenated diapiric structures.

Keywords

Diapirism Salt-related rift basins Inversion tectonics Subsidence analysis Central high atlas North Africa 

Notes

Acknowledgements

We would like to thank all our co-authors for the good teamwork carried out during the scientific collaboration project between Statoil (Norway), the University of Bordeaux (France) and the Institute of Earth Sciences Jaume Almera of CSIC in Barcelona.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Group of Dynamics of the Lithosphere (GDL)Institute of Earth Sciences Jaume Almera, ICTJA, CSIC, Lluis Sole i Sabaris s/nBarcelonaSpain

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