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Volume: 68 (1984)

Issue: 12. (December)

First Page: 1931

Last Page: 1931

Title: Flexure of Lithosphere Beneath Apennine and Carpathian Foredeep Basins: Evidence for an Insufficient Topographic Load: ERRATUM

Author(s): L. Royden, G. D. Karner


P. AAPG Bulletin (June 1984), v. 68, no. 6, p. 704-712. From the authors:

The vertical force (F) given in Figures 4B, 5B, and 6B should be increased by a factor of two to 2.6 × 1015, 4.0 × 1015, and 3.0 × 1015 dyne/cm, respectively. The curves shown in Figures 4, 5, and 6 remain unchanged. The numbers given in the discussion (p. 711) should be changed accordingly, so that the force applied at the plate ends is equivalent to the negative buoyancy force generated by a slab with cross-section area of 4,000 km2 (1,540 mi2), 2,600 km2 (1,000 mi2), and 3,000 km2 (1,160 mi2) (second paragraph of discussion). This implies that the vertical force applied at the slab end is about 100 to 400% of the topographic load, and about 10% of the total load. Otherw se, the results and discussion remain unchanged. This does not change any of the basic results of this paper, and, if anything, strengthens the arguments made that a subsurface load plays a major role in the formation and maintenance of the Apennine and Carpathian foreland basins.

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