Tectonic Aspects of the Alpine-Dinaride-Carpathian System

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Siegfried Siegesmund, Bernhard Fügenschuh, Niko Froitzheim
Geological Society of London, 2008 - Science - 448 pages
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The Alps, Carpathians and Dinarides form a complex, highly curved and strongly coupled orogenic system. Motions of the European and Adriatic plates gave birth to a number of 'oceans' and microplates that led to several distinct stages of collision. Although the Alps serve as a classical example of collisional orogens, it becomes clearer that substantial questions on their evolution can only be answered in the Carpathians and Dinarides. Our understanding of the geodynamic evolution of the Alpine-Dinaride-Carpathian System has substantially improved and will continue to develop; this is thanks to collaboration between eastern and western Europe, but also due to the application of new methods and the launch of research initiatives. The largely field-based contributions investigate the following subjects: pre-Alpine heritage and Alpine reactivation; Mesozoic palaeogeography and Alpine subduction and collision processes; extrusion tectonics from the Eastern Alps to the Carpathians and the Pannonian Basin; orogen-parallel and orogen-perpendicular extension; record of orogeny in foreland basins; tectonometamorphic evolution; and relations between the Alps, Apennines and Corsica.
 

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Contents

Siegesmund S Layer P Dunkl L Vollbrecht A Steenken A Wemmer K
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Froitzheim N Derks J F Walter J M Sciunnach D Evolution of an Early Permian
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Vesela P Lammerer B Wetzel A Sollner F Gerdes A PostVariscan to Early
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review of isotopic
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Tomljenovic B Csontos L Marton E Marton P Tectonic evolution of the
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Groger H R Fugenschuh B Tischler M Schmid S M Foeken J P T Tertiary
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L Schneider S The western termination of the SEMP Fault eastern Alps
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Lammerer B Gebrande H Luschen E Vesela P A crustalscale crosssection through
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Pleuger J Nagel T J Walter J M Jansen E Froitzheim N On the role and
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Ferreiro Mahlmann R Schmid S M Hofmann H Seghedi A
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Matenco L Filipescu S Groger H R Wetzel A Fugenschuh B
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Mikes T BaldiBeke M Kazmer M Dunkl I von Eynatten H Calcareous
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Nagel T J Tertiary subduction collision and exhumation recorded in the Adula nappe
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Bousquet R Oberhansli R Goffe B Wiederkehr M Koller F SchmiD S M
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an updated overview
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