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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

Mass-transport deposits in confined wedge-top basins: surficial processes shaping the messinian orogenic wedge of Northern Apennine of Italy

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

ARTONI A. ;

Abstract

Among the many cases studied of mass-transport deposits in continental margins, the role of basin topography in controlling the types, distribution, architecture and emplacement of such deposits has not been properly remarked. In the western portion of Northern Apennine foothills, mass-transport deposits form two composite Messinian mass-wasting bodies that reveal progressive development strictly controlled by basin topography. Extensively analyzed through stratigraphic and structural studies, they form two major elliptical-shaped bodies in map view ; maximum 10 kilometres wide, tens of kilometres in length and with estimated volumes of about 250 km3 each, they are elongated parallel to NW-SE oriented thrust fronts. - (NF)

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Bollettino della Società geologica italiana / ISSN 0037-8763 / CODEN BOGIAT

Editor : Società geologica italiana, Roma - ITALIE (1882- 2008)

Millesime : 2010, vol. 129, no1 [pp. 101-118]

Bibliographic references : 87 ref.

Collation : 7 fig.

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 5205

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