The Afar volcanic province within the East African Rift system

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doi: 10.1144/GSL.SP.2006.259
Authors:Yirgu, G.; Ebinger, C. J.; Maguire, P. K. H.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
University of Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Royal Holloway, University of London, United Kingdom
University of Leicester, United Kingdom
Source:Geological Society Special Publications, Vol.259, 327p.; The East African Rift system; geodynamics, resources and environment, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, June 20-24, 2004. Publisher: Geological Society of London, London, United Kingdom. ISSN: 0305-8719. ISBN: 1-86239-196-3
Publication Date:2006
Note:In English. Individual papers are cited separately
Summary:This Special Publication 259 (up to 80.00, up to 40.00 to members) has 19 chapters organized in four parts, providing new structural, stratigraphic, geochemical and geophysical data and numerical models to resolve fundamental questions concerning continental break-up and mantle plume processes. [1] The Afar volcanic province within the East African Rift System: introduction. G. Yirgu, C. J. Ebinger & P. K. H. Maguire, pp 1-6. [2] Kinematics of the East African Rift from GPS and earthquake slip vector data. E. Calais, C. Ebinger, C. Hartnady & J. M. Nocquet, pp 9-22. [3] Constraints on the structural development of Afar imposed by the kinematics of the major surrounding plates Z. Garfunkel & . Beyth, pp 23-42. [4] The role of magmas in the development of the Afro-Arabian Rift System. W. R. Buck, pp 43-54. [5] Mantle upwellings, melt migration and the rifting of Africa: insights from seismic anisotropy. J. M. Kendall, S. Pilidou, D. Keir, I. D. Bastow, G. W. Stuart & A. Ayele, pp 55-72. [6] Basaltic magmatism and the geodynamics of the East African Rift System. N. W. Rogers, pp 77-93. [7] Heads and tails: 30 million years of the Afar plume. T. Furman, J. Bryce, T. Rooney, B. Hanan, G. Yirgu & D. Ayalew, pp 95-119. [8] Temporal compositional variation of syn-rift rhyolites along the western margin of the southern Red Sea and northern Main Ethiopian Rift. D. Ayalew, C. Ebinger, E. Bourdon, E. Wolfenden, G. Yirgu & N. Grassineau, pp 121-130. [9] New evidence for Afro-Arabian plate separation in southern Afar. A. Ayele, A. A. Nyblade, C. A. Langston, M. Cara & J. J. Leveque, pp 133-141. [10] Strain accomodation in transitional rifts: extension by magma intrusion and faulting in Ethiopian rift magmatic segments. M. Casey, C. Ebinger, D. Keir, R. Gloaguen & F. Mohamed, pp 143-163. [11] Palaeomagnetic constraints on continental break-up processes: observations from the Main Ethiopian Rift.T.Kidane, E. Platzman, C. Ebinger, B. Abebe & P. Rochette, pp 165-183. [12] Vertical deformation in the Main Ethiopian Rift: levelling results in its northern part, 1995-2004. L.M. Asfaw,H. Beyene, A. Mkonnen & T.Oli, pp 185-190. [13] The Wonji fault belt (Main Ethiopian Rift): structural and geomorphological constraints and GPS monitoring. A. Pizzi, M. Coltorti, B.Abebe, L. Disperati, G. Sacchi & R. Salvini, pp 191-207. [14] Dynamics of prolonged continental extension in magmatic rifts: the Turkana Rift case study (north Kenya). W. Vetel & B. Le Gall, pp 209-233. [15] New constraints on crustal structures in eastern Afar from the analysis of receiver functions and surface wave dispersion in Djibouti. M. T. Dugda & A. A. Nyblade, pp 239-251. [16] Crustal structure of the northern Main Ethiopian Rift from receiver fiunction studies. G. W, Stuart, I. D. Bastow & C. J. Ebinger, pp 253-267. [17] Crustal structure of the northern Main Ethiopian Rift from the EAGLE controlled-source survey: a snapshot of incipient lithospheric break-up. P.K.H. Maguire, G. R. Keller, S .L. Klemperer, G. D. Mackenzie, K. Keranen, S. Harder, B. O'Reilly, H. Thybo, L. Asfaw, M. A. Khan & M. Amha, pp 269-292. [18] The electrical resistivity structure of the crust beneath the northern Main Ethiopian Rift. K. A. Whaler & S. Hautot, pp 293-305. [19] Northern Main Ethiopian Rift crustal structure fom new high-precision gravity data. D. G. Cornwell, G. D. Mackenzie, R. W. England, P. K. H. Maguire, I. M. Asfaw & B. Oluma, pp 307-321. Index. pp 322-327. [R.A.H.]
Subjects:Asthenosphere; Lithosphere; Plate tectonics; Rifting; Rupture; Sea-floor spreading; Symposia; Afar; Africa; East African Rift
Abstract Numbers:06M/4085
Record ID:2006077494
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom
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