Recent discoveries into the composition and architecture of deep-water rifted margins changed our way of looking at continental rifting. Deep ocean drilling and high quality geophysical surveys proved the existence of exhumed continental mantle and hyper-extended crust in deep water settings. However, at present, little is known about the depositional environments, sedimentary facies, the kinematics and age of structures, or the subsidence and thermal history of many of these deep water rifted margins.
We propose that this EGU Session includes general presentations on rifting with particular interest on contributions addressing the influence, evolution and interaction of various rifting processes such as deformation modes, sedimentary processes, serpentinisation, magmatism, and lithospheric thermal characteristics. Which parameter/process influences and interact with which other and how do they control the final architecture of the deep rifted margins?
We believe that one of the keys in progressing future research on rifted margins is to combine studies from various sites (onshore and offshore as well as mature and young margins) and methods (modeling, observations). That's why contributions from field studies, data analyses and models are welcome, from worldwide areas.