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AAPG Bulletin; Year: 2022; Issue: March
DOI: 10.1306/07132120084

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Figure 23. Burial curves depicting the variation in basin subsidence that characterizes the North Sea rift system. While areas to the east experience fairly continuous subsidence and are at their greatest depth of burial today, more westerly ones record the effects of transient and permanent uplift, something that leads to progressive subcrop of early Cenozoic and older sediments toward the Scottish coastline. The occurrence of Upper Jurassic exposures along a narrow coastal strip between Brora and Helmsdale in northeastern Scotland represent the only place where the synrift sediments can be inspected in the field.

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