Journal article

Present-day and future tectonic underplating in the western Swiss Alps: reconciliation of basement / wrench-faulting and décollement folding of the Jura and Molasse basin in the Alpine foreland

  • Mosar, Jon Department of Geosciences, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
    11.01.2000
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  • Earth and Planetary Science Letters. - 1999, vol. 173, no. 3, p. 143-155
English The western Alps form a geodynamically active mountain belt showing the typical features of an evolving orogenic wedge with its pro-wedge geometry to the NNW and its retro-wedge structures to the SSE. Renewed tectonic underplating of European continental crust occurred after the orogenic wedge underwent major dynamic disequilibrium following the break-off of the southward subducting slab of... Show more…
Faculty
Faculté des sciences et de médecine
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Département de Géosciences
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  • English
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Geology
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