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Propos sur les geosynclinaux

Jean Aubouin
Propos sur les geosynclinaux
Bulletin de la Societe Geologique de France (1961) 3 (7): 629-711


Geosynclinal theory began with the characteristics found in the geosynclinal chains of the Alpine cycle in Europe, then, after much research, was modified to include Prealpine chains, the Hercynian (Variscan), Caledonian, and Precambrian. The fundamental organization is found to be the eugeosynclinal-miogeosynclinal couple. These couples are repeated in two types of symmetry, centrifugal and centripetal, in the manner of centrifugally-symmetrical bicouples. The classic chain's double character, with the median zone either an intermediate massif of the Zwischenberg type, an intermediate trough, or eugeanticlinal and eugeosynclinal folds, influences the orogenic, magmatic and metamorphic gradients toward the exterior. The eugeosynclinal-miogeosynclinal couple itself is defined by the paleogeography, the polarity, and the tectonic structures. Geosynclinal, tardigeosynclinal, and postgeosynclinal periods are recognized, but seem to be of lesser importance with greater age of the geosynclinal development.

ISSN: 0037-9409
Serial Title: Bulletin de la Societe Geologique de France
Serial Volume: 3
Serial Issue: 7
Title: Propos sur les geosynclinaux
Author(s): Aubouin, Jean
Pages: 629-711
Published: 1961
Other Date: 1962
Text Language: French
Publisher: Societe Geologique de France, Paris, France
Accession Number: 1967-001391
Categories: Structural geology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
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Source Note: Series 7
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: 1967
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