Tectonic map and overall architecture of the Alpine orogen

  title={Tectonic map and overall architecture of the Alpine orogen},
  author={Stefan M. Schmid and Bernhard F{\"u}genschuh and Eduard Kissling and Ralf Schuster},
  journal={Eclogae Geologicae Helvetiae},
Abstract.The new tectonic map of the Alps is based on the combination of purely structural data with criteria regarding paleogeographical affiliation and/or tectono-metamorphic evolution. The orogenic evolution of the Alps is discussed using a combination of maps and paleogeographical reconstructions. It is proposed that the Alps are the product of two orogenies, a Cretaceous followed by a Tertiary one. While the former is related to the closure of an embayment of the Meliata ocean into Apulia… Expand
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