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https://doi.org/10.5194/se-14-1245-2023
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-14-1245-2023
Research article
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07 Dec 2023
Research article |  | 07 Dec 2023

Analogue modelling of basin inversion: implications for the Araripe Basin (Brazil)

Pâmela C. Richetti, Frank Zwaan, Guido Schreurs, Renata S. Schmitt, and Timothy C. Schmid

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The Araripe Basin in NE Brazil was originally formed during Cretaceous times, as South America and Africa broke up. The basin is an important analogue to offshore South Atlantic break-up basins; its sediments were uplifted and are now found at 1000 m height, allowing for studies thereof, but the cause of the uplift remains debated. Here we ran a series of tectonic laboratory experiments that show how a specific plate tectonic configuration can explain the evolution of the Araripe Basin.