Crustal thermal regime prior to, during and following rifting: A geochronological and modelling study of the Mesozoic South-Alpine rifted margin.

G.V. Bertotti, J.R. Wijbrans, D. Seward, M. ter Voorde, T. Hurford

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    An approximately 15-km-thick segment of the Mesozoic passive continental margin of Adria was involved in Alpine shortening and is now exposed in the Lake Como-Lake Lugano area (southern Alps, northern Italy and southern Switzerland). The segment comprises the Monte Generoso basin, a deep (~9 km) extensional basin controlled by the activity of the Lugano-Val Grande normal fault. The paleosurface and Mesozoic geometric relations are well preserved so that the kinematics of fault blocks prior to, during, and after extension are well constrained. Rb/Sr,
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)185-200
    Number of pages16
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 1999


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