This book focuses on the Tertiary extensional basins within the Alpine orogen and contains contributions from the European Commission Integrated Basin Studies Project (1992–1995), and papers from a conference with the same title as the book held in December 1996 in France. Included papers reflect the timing of the conference and IBS project as only rarely are references after 1996 included. The book covers basins that opened by extensional tectonism within convergent parts of the Alpine orogenic belt at different times after about 30 Ma; two basins, Tyrrhenian and Aegean, are still opening, however the Pannonian basin appears to be...

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