The impact of rotational rifting on the East African Rift System

Frank Zwaan

Plate rotations gradients are a natural consequence of plate tectonics on a spherical Earth, but are often ignored by tectonic modellers. By means of brittle-viscous laboratory experiments, I will show the impact plate rotations can have on rift system development, and how this explains the curious evolution of the East African Rift System.

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