Jurassic strike slip versus subduction in the Eastern Alps

W. Frank, W. Schlager

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    Late Jurassic formations of the Northern Calcareous Alps (NCA) contain ample evidence of synsedimentary tectonics in the form of elongate basins filled with turbidites, debris flows and slumps. Clasts are derived from the Mesozoic of the NCA; they commonly measure tens of metres in diameter and occasionally form kilometre-size bodies. These sedimentologic observations and the presumed evidence of Late Jurassic high-pressure metamorphism recently led to the hypothesis of a south-dipping Jurassic subduction zone with accretionary wedge in the southern parts of the NCA. We present new
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)431-450
    Number of pages20
    JournalInternational Journal of Earth Sciences
    Early online date14 Dec 2005
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2006


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