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Basin subsidence and fill models

  • Andrew D. Miall

Abstract

There are three crustal stress environments in which sedimentary basins are created (Fig. 7.1); extensional basins, in which the axis of maximum stress is vertical, and compressional and shear basins, in which this axis is horizontal. The various plate-tectonic settings in which these configurations occur are discussed in Chapter 9.

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Continental Margin Sedimentary Basin Foreland Basin Flexural Rigidity Coal Rank 
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  • Andrew D. Miall
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  1. 1.Department of GeologyUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

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