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Diagnostic structural and sedimentary relationships and rheological profiles characterizing the different rift domains. Note that the total accommodation space (A.S.; water plus sediments) can either be characterized by thickness (if subsidence rates equal sedimentation rates, in which case depositional environment remains shallow), or by a deepening of the depositional environment, in which case subsidence rates are higher than sedimentation rates. Thus, the proximal domain is formed by either continental or shallow marine sediments that remain thin; while the hyperextended domain is formed by either deep water facies and/or very thick shallow marine to continental sequences. The rheological profiles show the strength profile both at the end of rifting (hatched area) and after thermal relaxation (grey). The location of the rheological profiles is indicated by the vertical dashed lines in the sections. The main observation is that each rift domain is characterized by a different pre- and post-thermal relaxation rheological section with different locations for the potential crustal/mantle decoupling levels.

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