Jean-Pierre Burg, Dimitrios Sokoutis, Marco Bonini; Model-inspired interpretation of seismic structures in the Central Alps: Crustal wedging and buckling at mature stage of collision. Geology ; 30 (7): 643–646. doi: https://doi.org/10.1130/0091-7613(2002)030<0643:MIIOSS>2.0.CO;2
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Analogue models of continental convergence inspire a new interpretation of the deep-seismic profile across the Central Alps, the classical collision belt of Western Europe. We conclude that active mountain-building processes involve wedging and crustal buckling and that seismic information does not reflect subduction-related orogeny, but documents recent crustal shortening. We also infer that present-day subduction of the delaminated European mantle lithosphere takes place below the northern side of the mountain belt.