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Testing the Porcupine Plate Hypothesis

Gerstell, M. F. and Stock, J. M. (1994) Testing the Porcupine Plate Hypothesis. Marine Geophysical Researches, 16 (4). pp. 315-323. ISSN 0025-3235. doi:10.1007/BF01224748.

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The Porcupine Plate, postulated in 1986 to explain difficulties in reconstructing anomalies 21 and 24 in the North Atlantic, is re-examined. Focusing sharply on the spreading segments nearest to Charlie-Gibbs Fracture Zone casts doubt on the Porcupine Plate hypothesis.

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Additional Information:© 1994 Springer. Received 23 February 1993: accepted 25 June 1993. This study was undertaken while the first author was supported by NASA Fellowship NTG-30016. We are grateful to Kim Klitgord for making the data available; to Ted Chang for advice on the use of his software, and to two anonymous referees for their comments. The second author was supported by NSF grant EAR-9296102.
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Subject Keywords:North Atlantic; tectonics; Charlie-Gibbs fracture zone
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Official Citation:Gerstell, M. F., & Stock, J. M. (1994). Testing the Porcupine Plate hypothesis. Marine Geophysical Researches, 16(4), 315-323. doi: 10.1007/bf01224748
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