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Interpretation tectono-physique des caracteres structuraux et paleogeographiques de la Mediterranee occidentale

Louis Glangeaud
Interpretation tectono-physique des caracteres structuraux et paleogeographiques de la Mediterranee occidentale
Bulletin de la Societe Geologique de France (1951) 1 (8): 735-762

Abstract

The structural evolution of the western Mediterranean region cannot be explained on the basis of any single category of physical processes, such as continental migration or subcrustal convection currents, but by action of several processes, whose individual roles varied with time and place. Four stages are distinguished in the structural evolution--disjunction leading to separation of the "Mediterranean mosaic" into several fragments at the close of the Paleozoic and the beginning of the Mesozoic; monoliminary (autonomous) evolution of the border of certain of these fragments during the Mesozoic; diastrophic activity in middle Eocene to upper Oligocene time, during which the blocks of the mosaic were squeezed between Europe and Africa; Miocene to Plio-Quaternary phases of relaxation, accompanied by isostatic readjustment and subcrustal flow.


ISSN: 0037-9409
Coden: BSGFAE
Serial Title: Bulletin de la Societe Geologique de France
Serial Volume: 1
Serial Issue: 8
Title: Interpretation tectono-physique des caracteres structuraux et paleogeographiques de la Mediterranee occidentale
Author(s): Glangeaud, Louis
Pages: 735-762
Published: 1951
Other Date: 1952
Text Language: French
Publisher: Societe Geologique de France, Paris, France
Accession Number: 1954-001891
Categories: Structural geology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: sk. maps
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Source Note: Series 6
Country of Publication: France
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2018, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Bibliography and Index of Geology Exclusive of North America, Geological Society of America, Boulder, CO, United States
Update Code: 1954
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