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dc.contributor.authorHillis, R.en
dc.contributor.authorHolford, S.en
dc.contributor.authorGreen, P.en
dc.contributor.authorDore, A.en
dc.contributor.authorGatliff, R.en
dc.contributor.authorStoker, M.en
dc.contributor.authorThomson, K.en
dc.contributor.authorTurner, J.en
dc.contributor.authorUnderhill, J.en
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, G.en
dc.identifier.citationGeology, 2008; 36(5):371-374en
dc.descriptionCopyright © 2008 by Geological Society of Americaen
dc.description.abstractRocks that crop out across southern Britain were exhumed from depths of as much as 2.5 km during Cenozoic time. This has been widely attributed to Paleocene regional uplift resulting from igneous underplating related to the Iceland mantle plume. Our compilation of paleothermal and compaction data reveals spatial and temporal patterns of exhumation showing little correspondence with the postulated influence of underplating, instead being dominated by kilometer-scale variations across Cenozoic compressional structures, which in several basins are demonstrably of Neogene age. We propose that crustal compression, due to plate boundary forces transmitted into the plate interior, was the major cause of Cenozoic uplift in southern Britain, witnessing a high strength crust in western Europe.en
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityRichard R. Hillis, Simon P. Holford, Paul F. Green, Anthony G. Doré, Robert W. Gatliff, Martyn S. Stoker, Kenneth Thomson, Jonathan P. Turner, John R. Underhill and Gareth A. Williamsen
dc.publisherGeological Soc America Incen
dc.subjectBritish Isles; exhumation; compressional deformation; underplating; plate boundary forcesen
dc.titleCenozoic exhumation of the southern British Islesen
dc.typeJournal articleen
pubs.library.collectionAustralian School of Petroleum publicationsen
dc.identifier.orcidHolford, S. [0000-0002-4524-8822]en
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