The Iberian Chain: tertiary inversion of a mesozoic intraplate basin



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Guimerà, J. and Salas, Ramón and Mas Mayoral, José Ramón and Martín Closas, C. and Meléndez Hevia, Alfonso and Alonso, A. (2000) The Iberian Chain: tertiary inversion of a mesozoic intraplate basin. Geotemas, 1 (1). pp. 67-70. ISSN 1576-5172

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The Mesozoic Iberian basin developed inside the Iberian plate in the eastern end of the Tethys sea. As a result of the Tertiary convergence between the Iberian plate with the European and African plates, the Iberian basin was contractionally inverted, giving rise to the Iberian and Catalan Coastal chains and the surrounding Tertiary basins. The Bouguer anomaly map of the area shows that the Iberian Chain has crustal roots which would have produced during the Tertiary contractional period.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Intraplate deformation, Crustal-scale deformation, Contractional basin inversion, Iberia
Subjects:Sciences > Geology > Stratigraphic geology
ID Code:61470
Deposited On:13 Jul 2020 09:20
Last Modified:13 Jul 2020 09:20

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