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The Palaeogene forearc basin of the Eastern Alps and Western Carpathians: subduction erosion and basin evolution

Kázmér, Miklós and Dunkl, István and Frisch, Wolfgang and Kuhlemann, Joachim and Ozsvárt, Péter (2003) The Palaeogene forearc basin of the Eastern Alps and Western Carpathians: subduction erosion and basin evolution. Journal of the Geological Society, London, 160. pp. 413-428.

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Abstract

Scarce Palaeogene sediment remnants in the Eastern Alps and Western Carpathians are interpreted as remains of a continuous forearc basin. New apatite fission-track geochronological data corroborate mild Paleocene–Eocene exhumation and relief formation in the Eastern Alps. Palinspastic restoration and nine palaeogeographical maps of the Eastern Alps and Western Carpathians ranging from the Paleocene to the Late Oligocene epoch illustrate west to east migration of subsidence in the forearc basin. Subsidence isochrons indicate that oblique subduction of the European plate below the Adriatic plate was responsible for forearc basin migration at a rate of 8 mm a^-1. The Periadriatic Lineament was formed as a result of shearing by oblique subduction. The Neogene to recent Sumatra forearc basin is an analogue for the evolution of the East Alpine–West Carpathian forearc basin.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QE Geology / földtudományok
Depositing User: M. Kázmér
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2012 07:31
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2012 11:59
URI: http://real.mtak.hu/id/eprint/2968

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