Slab rollback orogeny in the Alps and evolution of the Swiss Molasse basin

@inproceedings{Schlunegger2015SlabRO,
  title={Slab rollback orogeny in the Alps and evolution of the Swiss Molasse basin},
  author={Fritz Schlunegger and Edi Kissling},
  booktitle={Nature communications},
  year={2015}
}
The stratigraphies of foreland basins have been related to orogeny, where continent-continent collision causes the construction of topography and the downwarping of the foreland plate. These mechanisms have been inferred for the Molasse basin, stretching along the northern margin of the European Alps. Continuous flexural bending of the subducting European lithosphere as a consequence of topographic loads alone would imply that the Alpine topography would have increased at least between 30 Ma… CONTINUE READING