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AAPG Bulletin; Year: 2018; Issue: December
DOI: 10.1306/05111817254

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Figure 10. The Early Cretaceous was characterized by a major change in provenance areas and sediment routing. The West Siberia Basin was dominated by regression from the central Asian fold belt and closure of the South Anyui ocean resulted in a continuous mountain belt from Laptev to Banks Island, shedding large volumes of sediment to the northern margin of the Canada Basin. The northern Svalbard–Franz Josef Land margin underwent transient uplift causing southward regression into the Barents Sea. ACMC = Alaska–Chukotka microcontinent; NSI = New Siberian Islands; ; WF = Wegener Fault; WI = Wrangel Island.

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