GTW Alpine Folded Belts and Extensional Basins

GTW Alpine Folded Belts and Extensional Basins

“Alpine folded belts and extensional basins” refer to the unique position of the Mediterranean area as it has been the locus of mountain building and collapse processes since the Mesozoic. Due to the varied plate kinematics between the bounding plates of Africa and Eurasia, contraction in folded belts like the Betics and Rif, Pyrenees, Alps, Apennines, Hellenides and Carpathians, was accompanied by extensional collapse and hyperextension processes shaping deep sedimentary basins like those ...

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