The Alpine-Carpathian-Dinaridic orogenic system: correlation and evolution of tectonic units

  title={The Alpine-Carpathian-Dinaridic orogenic system: correlation and evolution of tectonic units},
  author={Stefan M. Schmid and Daniel Bernoulli and Bernhard F{\"u}genschuh and Liviu Matenco and Senecio Schefer and R. Schuster and Matthias M. Tischler and Kamil Ustaszewski},
  journal={Swiss Journal of Geosciences},
A correlation of tectonic units of the Alpine-Carpathian-Dinaridic system of orogens, including the substrate of the Pannonian and Transylvanian basins, is presented in the form of a map. Combined with a series of crustal-scale cross sections this correlation of tectonic units yields a clearer picture of the three-dimensional architecture of this system of orogens that owes its considerable complexity to multiple overprinting of earlier by younger deformations.The synthesis advanced here… 

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