The South Swedish Dome: a key structure for identification of peneplains and conclusions on Phanerozoic tectonics of an ancient shield

  title={The South Swedish Dome: a key structure for identification of peneplains and conclusions on Phanerozoic tectonics of an ancient shield},
  author={Karna Lidmar-Bergstr{\"o}m and Mats Olvmo and Johan M. Bonow},
  pages={244 - 259}
Abstract The relationships between different denudation surfaces/peneplains formed across crystalline basement rocks give valuable information to the tectonic development of ancient shields. The denudation surfaces can be identified by the aid of their landforms, tilt and remnant weathering mantles in relation to cover rocks. Three types of denudation surfaces are identified across south Sweden (1) a tilted flat plain, (2) a tilted hilly surface with relative relief below 150 m and (3) stepped… 

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  • I. Tuuling
  • Geology
    Estonian Journal of Earth Sciences
  • 2019
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