Articles | Volume 11, issue 2
Research article
30 Mar 2020
Research article |  | 30 Mar 2020

Uncertainties in break-up markers along the Iberia–Newfoundland margins illustrated by new seismic data

Annabel Causer, Lucía Pérez-Díaz, Jürgen Adam, and Graeme Eagles


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AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (20 Dec 2019)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (09 Jan 2020) by Juan Alcalde
RR by Alexander L. Peace (16 Jan 2020)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (30 Jan 2020) by Juan Alcalde
AR by Annabel Causer on behalf of the Authors (04 Feb 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (06 Feb 2020) by Juan Alcalde
ED: Publish as is (17 Feb 2020) by Susanne Buiter(Executive Editor)
Short summary
Here we discuss the validity of so-called “break-up” markers along the Newfoundland margin, challenging their perceived suitability for plate kinematic reconstructions of the southern North Atlantic. We do this on the basis of newly available seismic transects across the Southern Newfoundland Basin. Our new data contradicts current interpretations of the extent of oceanic lithosphere and illustrates the need for a differently constraining the plate kinematics of the Iberian plate pre M0 times.