The Alps were developed from the Cretaceous onwards by subduction of a Mesozoic ocean and collision between the Adriatic (Austroalpine-Southalpine) and European (Penninic-Helvetic) continental margins. The Austroalpine-Penninic wedge is the core of the collisional belt, a fossil subduction complex which floats on the European lower plate. It consists of continental and minor oceanic nappes and is marked by a blueschist-to-eclogite-facies imprint of Cretaceous-Eocene age, followed by a Barrovian overprint. The collisional wedge was later accreted by the Helvetic basement and cover units and indented by the Southalpine lithosphere, which in turn was deformed as an antithetic fold-and-thrust belt.
|Citazione:||Dal Piaz, G.V., Bistacchi, A., & Massironi, M. (2003). Geological outline of the Alps. EPISODES, 26(3), 175-180.|
|Tipo:||Articolo in rivista - Articolo scientifico|
|Carattere della pubblicazione:||Scientifica|
|Titolo:||Geological outline of the Alps|
|Autori:||Dal Piaz, GV; Bistacchi, ALP; Massironi, M|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2003|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|