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

M. Kazmer, I. Dunkl, W. Frisch, J. Kuhlemann and P. Ozsvart
The Palaeogene forearc basin of the Eastern Alps and Western Carpathians; subduction erosion and basin evolution
Journal of the Geological Society of London (May 2003) 160 (3): 413-428

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 (super -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.


ISSN: 0016-7649
EISSN: 2041-479X
Coden: JGSLAS
Serial Title: Journal of the Geological Society of London
Serial Volume: 160
Serial Issue: 3
Title: The Palaeogene forearc basin of the Eastern Alps and Western Carpathians; subduction erosion and basin evolution
Affiliation: Eotvos University, Department of Palaeontology, Budapest, Hungary
Pages: 413-428
Published: 200305
Text Language: English
Publisher: Geological Society of London, London, United Kingdom
References: 140
Accession Number: 2003-042095
Categories: Structural geologyGeochronology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 2 tables, geol. sketch maps
N47°00'00" - N49°00'00", E11°00'00" - E15°00'00"
Secondary Affiliation: University of Tuebingen, DEU, Federal Republic of Germany
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from The Geological Society, London, London, United Kingdom
Update Code: 200313
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