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    Dynamics of Mesozoic pre-orogenic rifting in the Western Carpathians
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    Dušan Plašienka
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    5th Workshop of Alpine Geological Studies- Modern Alpine Geology : from Surface to Depth (Variant.)
    Plašienka, Dušan, 1953-
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    Mitteilungen der Österreichischen geologischen Gesellschaft
    Vol. 94
    p. 79-98
    7 obr.
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    Zkr. název ser.: Mitt. Österr. geol. Gesell.
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    cyklus sedimentační
    geologie dynamická
    geologie regionální
    pánev sedimentační
    Západní Karpaty
    zóna riftová
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Abstract (in english)
   The West Carpathian Mesozoic sedimentary successions provide evidence about important pre-orogenic rifting events that generated subsiding basinal domains separated by submarine and/or subaerial highs. Since the geometry of rift-related fault structures can seldom be studied directly, the rifting process is reconstructed by interpretation of relative bathymetry/subsidence curves of individual sedimentary successions.
   Five rifting phases, which represent climaxes of a long-termed extensional tectonic regime, can be distinguished: (1) the latest Permian - Early Triassic phase which was completed by the Anisian break-up of the Meliata Ocean; (2) the Early Liassic phase which was characterized by overall lithospheric stretching and wide rifting; (3) the restricted Late Liassic phase which manifested itself by extensional block tilting; (4) the Middle Jurassic asymmetric rifting which was terminated by the break-up of the South Penninic-Vahic ocean in the late Bajocian - early Bathonian and (5) the Early Cretaceous asymmetric rifting that led to the break-up of the North Penninic-Magura Ocean. The passive, asymmetric rifting mode is inferred in this study from distinctly different subsidence and/or uplift patterns of opposite margins of extended basinal domains.
   Further it is assumed that solely asymmetric rifting resulted in the break-up of the European continental lithosphere to generate the Penninic oceanic domains. Since rifting in the foreland of the lower plate occurred contemporaneously with advancement and shortening of the compressional erogenic wedge prograding from the hinterland Meliata suture, a common geodynamic scenario for simultaneous foreland extension and hinterland compression during one orogenic cycle is proposed in this study
    Česká geologická služba
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    ČGS (UNM)
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Entered date
    7. 12. 2006
Import date
    8. 8. 2012