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Formation of arcuate orogenic belts in the western Mediterranean region

Rosenbaum, Gideon; Lister, Gordon


The Alpine orogen in the western Mediterranean region, consisting of the Rif-Betic belt and the Apennine-Calabrian-Maghrebide belt, is a classic example of an arcuate orogen. It contains fragments of Cretaceous to Oligocene high-pressure/low-temperature (HP/LT) rocks, which were exhumed and dispersed during post-Oligocene extensional deformation and are presently exposed in the soles of metamorphic core complexes. In this paper, we illustrate that the arcuate shape of the orogenic belt was...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Orogenic curvature: Integrating paleomagneic and structural analyses
DOI: 10.1130/0-8137-2383-3(2004)383[41:FOAOBI]2.0.CO;2


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