Ranges and basins in the Iberian Peninsula: their contribution to the present topography

  title={Ranges and basins in the Iberian Peninsula: their contribution to the present topography},
  author={J. Verg{\'e}s and M. Fern{\'a}ndez},
  journal={Geological Society, London, Memoirs},
  pages={223 - 234}
  • J. Vergés, M. Fernández
  • Published 2006
  • Geology
  • Geological Society, London, Memoirs
  • Abstract The Iberian Peninsula, at the western end of the Alpine-Himalayan Belt, displays a complex structure with mountain ranges of diverse structural trends and sedimentary basins between them. The Iberian Peninsula also shows an elevated mean topography, the highest in Europe. In this short paper, we investigate the Alpine evolution of the Iberian Peninsula since Mesozoic times, when Iberia was isolated as an independent plate. This occurred from Albian (formation of the northern plate… CONTINUE READING
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