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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2002)

Document title

Reconstruction of Alpine Cenozoic paleorelief through the analysis of caves at Siebenhengste (BE, Switzerland)

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

HÄUSELMANN P. ; JEANNIN P.-Y. ; MONBARON M. ; LAURITZEN S.-E. ;

Abstract

The cave region of Siebenhengste, situated north of Lake Thun, contains one of the most important cave systems in the world, which extends from 500 to 2000 m a.s.l. It has a complex multiphase history. The recognized speleogenetic phases are related to spring level and to old valley floors. The results lead to the hypothesis that the uppermost (oldest) cave parts were already created in the Miocene, during and after the last deposition of the Molasse. Ideas about the evolution of the paleorelief suggest that today's Aare valley is a product of glacial erosion, and that the old Aare valley shifted its position several times between the Miocene and today

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Geodinamica acta / ISSN 0985-3111

Editor : Taylor & Francis, Abingdon - ROYAUME-UNI (1987)

Millesime : 2002, vol. 15, no5-6 [pp. 261-276]

Bibliographic references : 30 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

Localisation

Bureau de recherches géologiques et minières - Orléans

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 21088

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