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Post-rift tectonosedimentary evolution of the Paraíba basin, Northeastern Brazil

Grant number: 12/06010-5
Support type:Regular Research Grants
Duration: September 01, 2012 - August 31, 2014
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Geosciences - Geology
Principal Investigator:Dilce de Fátima Rossetti
Grantee:Dilce de Fátima Rossetti
Home Institution: Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE). Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia, Inovações e Comunicações (Brasil). São José dos Campos , SP, Brazil
Assoc. researchers:Ana Maria Góes ; Francisco Hilário Rego Bezerra ; Márcio de Morisson Valeriano ; Renata Guimarães Netto


The record of neotectonic activity has increased in northeastern Brazil. The Paraíba Basin was the last bridge connecting the Sulamerican and African plates, representing an area that remained longer tectonically active during the continental break up. Previous studies in this area have demonstrated strong tectonic control in deposits formed from the Miocene, being of interest for investigations aiming to reconstruct the post-rift tectonossedimentary history of the passive margin of the Southamerican plate. Despite this interest, styles and models of tectonic deformation for this basin remain to be presented. The present project has a multidisciplanary nature and aim to analyze post-rift deformation structures and the intensity of the tectonic deformation in the Paraíba Basin that could help to better understand the evolution of this passive margin. The methods proposed to approach this main goal include geomorphological, stratigraphic, sedimentologic analysis applying remote sensing data digital elevation model, radar), subsurface data (well logs, aeromagnetometric data), sedimentary facies, ichnofossiliferous assemblages, description of tectonic structures and of their directional trends, petrography and optically stimulated luminescence dating. The results derived from this project will allow quantivative and qualitative analysis, which will help to reconstruct the tectonossedimentary evolution of the Paraíba Basin, analyze of its correspondence with other tectonic events that have been recorded in other areas of Northeastern Brazil, as qell as to reconstruct the post-rift deformation patterns that might act in passive margins. (AU)

Articles published in Pesquisa FAPESP Magazine about the research grant:
La última gran elevación del Atlántico 
The last great rise of the Atlantic 
La última gran elevación del Atlántico 

Scientific publications (8)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
GANDINI, ROSANA; ROSSETTI, DILCE DE FATIMA; NETTO, RENATA GUIMARADES; GOES, ANA MARIA. A Miocene wave-dominated estuarine system in the Paraiba Basin, northeastern Brazil. Journal of South American Earth Sciences, v. 79, p. 264-280, NOV 2017. Web of Science Citations: 0.
ALVES, FABIO CORREA; ROSSETTI, DILCE DE FATIMA. Late Holocene coastal dynamics and relative sea-level changes in the littoral of Paraiba, northeastern Brazil. PROGRESS IN PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY, v. 41, n. 4, p. 375-392, AUG 2017. Web of Science Citations: 1.
ALVES, FABIO CORREA; ROSSETTI, DILCE DE FATIMA. Neotectonic record in South American passive margin based on morphostructural analysis of northern Paraiba Basin, Brazil. ZEITSCHRIFT FUR GEOMORPHOLOGIE, v. 61, n. 2, p. 95-108, JUN 2017. Web of Science Citations: 2.
LIMA, JEAN C. F.; BEZERRA, FRANCISCO H. R.; ROSSETTI, DILCE F.; BARBOSA, JOSE A.; MEDEIROS, WALTER E.; DE CASTRO, DAVID L.; VASCONCELOS, DAVID L. Neogene-Quaternary fault reactivation influences coastal basin sedimentation and landform in the continental margin of NE Brazil. QUATERNARY INTERNATIONAL, v. 438, n. A, p. 92-107, MAY 5 2017. Web of Science Citations: 3.
ANDRADES-FILHO, CLODIS DE OLIVEIRA; ROSSETTI, DILCE DE FATIMA; REGO BEZERRA, FRANCISCO HILARIO; MEDEIROS, WALTER EUGENIO; VALERIANO, MARCIO DE MORISSON; CREMON, EDIPO HENRIQUE; DE OLIVEIRA, ROBERTO GUSMAO. Mapping Neogene and Quaternary sedimentary deposits in northeastern Brazil by integrating geophysics, remote sensing and geological field data. Journal of South American Earth Sciences, v. 56, p. 316-327, DEC 2014. Web of Science Citations: 1.
GANDINI, ROSANA; ROSSETTI, DILCE DE FATIMA; NETTO, RENATA GUIMARAES; REGO BEZERRA, FRANCISCO HILARIO; GOES, ANA MARIA. Neotectonic evolution of the Brazilian northeastern continental margin based on sedimentary facies and ichnology. Quaternary Research, v. 82, n. 2, p. 462-472, SEP 2014. Web of Science Citations: 8.
BEZERRA, F. H. R.; ROSSETTI, D. F.; OLIVEIRA, R. G.; MEDEIROS, W. E.; BRITO NEVES, B. B.; BALSAMO, F.; NOGUEIRA, F. C. C.; DANTAS, E. L.; ANDRADES FILHO, C.; GOES, A. M. Neotectonic reactivation of shear zones and implications for faulting style and geometry in the continental margin of NE Brazil. TECTONOPHYSICS, v. 614, p. 78-90, FEB 18 2014. Web of Science Citations: 25.
ROSSETTI, DILCE F.; BEZERRA, FRANCISCO H. R.; DOMINGUEZ, JOSE M. L. Late Oligocene-Miocene transgressions along the equatorial and eastern margins of Brazil. EARTH-SCIENCE REVIEWS, v. 123, p. 87-112, AUG 2013. Web of Science Citations: 55.

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