Skip to Main Content
Skip Nav Destination
GEOREF RECORD

Carpathian Foreland fold and thrust belt and its relation to Pannonian and other basins

B. C. Burchfiel and L. Royden
Carpathian Foreland fold and thrust belt and its relation to Pannonian and other basins
AAPG Bulletin (September 1982) 66 (9): 1179-1195

Abstract

Internal to the fold and thrust belt are older parts of the Carpathian orogene formed mainly on continental crust. These older structures have significant differences in evolution between the western and eastern Carpathians. Contemporaneous with thrusting was the development of Neogene basins in the intra-Carpathian region. The Pannonian basin shows only a resonably fast linear subsidence. The convex east loop of the Carpathian Foreland fold and thrust belt is a result of the collision of continental fragments against a recess in the combined European-Moesian Plate. Subduction or downbending of the subducted slab results in an extensional stress field; thrusting and apparent compression along the mountain belt are only thin-skinned, superficial effects due to the inability to subduct light upper crustal material and detachment of the crust from the underlying lithosphere. The dominant forces seem to be those acting on the downgoing slab, which produce shortening along the plate boundary, and plate geometry that inhibits rigid plate convergence.--Modified journal abstract.


ISSN: 0149-1423
EISSN: 1558-9153
Coden: AABUD2
Serial Title: AAPG Bulletin
Serial Volume: 66
Serial Issue: 9
Title: Carpathian Foreland fold and thrust belt and its relation to Pannonian and other basins
Affiliation: Mass. Inst. Technol., Dep. Earth and Planet. Sci., Cambridge, MA, United States
Pages: 1179-1195
Published: 198209
Text Language: English
Publisher: American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Tulsa, OK, United States
References: 43
Accession Number: 1983-027651
Categories: Structural geology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. sects., sketch maps
N46°00'00" - N49°49'60", E18°00'00" - E28°00'00"
Source Note: Wallace E. Pratt memorial volume
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute.
Update Code: 1983
Close Modal

or Create an Account

Close Modal
Close Modal