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Orogenic Processes in the Alpine Collision Zone

Selected Contributions from the 8th Workshop on Alpine Geological Studies, Davos, Switzerland, 2007

Froitzheim, Nikolaus, Schmid, Stefan M. (Eds.)

2009, III, 310 p.

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  • Collection of review and research articles that cover a common theme, namely Orogenic Processes in the Alpine collision Zone
  • Allows for an up-to-date introduction into ongoing research on Alpine geology (including Carpathians and Dinarides)

This book covers a multitude of Alpine-type working areas and processes active in collisional mountain building in the form of 16 selected very up-to-date review and research articles covering the Alps, Carpathians and Dinarides. These data were presented at the 8th workshop on Alpine Geological Studies in Davos held in October 2007. The compilations and new data are of interest to earth scientists interested in mountain building in general and those interested in processes of continental collision in particular. The book is virtually indispensable for advanced students and scientists involved in Alpine studies.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Breccia - Sediment - Sedimentation - fault - orogeny - subduction - tectonics - uplift

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Table of contents 

Orogenic processes in the Alpine collision zone.- Foreland and Hinterland basins: what controls their evolution?.- Provenance of the Bosnian Flysch.- Late jurassic tectonics and sedimentation: breccias in the Unken syncline, central Northern Calcareous Alps.- The Pfitsch-Mörchner Basin, an example of the post-Variscan sedimentary evolution in the Tauern Window (Eastern Alps).- Multistage shortening in the Dauphiné zone (French Alps): the record of Alpine collision and implications for pre-Alpine restoration.- The metamorphic evolution of migmatites from the Ötztal Complex (Tyrol, Austria) and constraints on the timing of the pre-Variscan high-T event in the Eastern Alps.- From subduction to collision: thermal overprint of HP/LT meta-sediments in the north-eastern Lepontine Dome (Swiss Alps) and consequences regarding the tectono-metamorphic evolution of the Alpine orogenic wedge.- Tertiary tectono-metamorphic evolution of the European margin during Alpine collison: example of the Leventina Nappe (Central Alps, Switzerland).- Lu-Hf garnet geochronology of eclogites from the Balma Unit (Pennine Alps): implications for Alpine paleotectonic reconstructions.- Tracing the exhumation of the Eclogite Zone (Tauern Window, Eastern Alps) by 40Ar/39Ar dating of white mica in eclogites.- Mapping of the post-collisional cooling history of the Eastern Alps.- Apatite fission track and (U-Th)/He thermochronology of the Rochovce granite (Slovakia) — implications for the thermal evolution of the Western Carpathian-Pannonian region.- Fault slip analysis in the Koralm Massif (Eastern Alps) and consequences for the final uplift of “cold spots” in Miocene times.- Miocene emplacement and rapid cooling of the Pohorije pluton at the Alpine-Pannonian-Dinaridic junction, Slovenia.- A map-view restoration of the Alpine-Carpathian-Dinaridic system for the Early Miocene.- The Rila-Pastra Normal Fault and multi-stage extensional unroofing in the Rila Mountains (SW Bulgaria).

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