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The last erosional stage of the Molasse Basin and the Alps

Schlunegger, Fritz ; Mosar, Jon

In: International Journal of Earth Sciences, 2011, vol. 100, no. 5, p. 1147-1162

Université de Fribourg

The last erosional stage of the Molasse Basin and the Alps

Schlunegger, Fritz ; Mosar, Jon

In: International Journal of Earth Sciences, 2011, p. 1-16

We present a synoptic overview of the Miocene-present development of the northern Alpine foreland basin (Molasse Basin), with special attention to the pattern of surface erosion and sediment discharge in the Alps. Erosion of the Molasse Basin started at the same time that the rivers originating in the Central Alps were deflected toward the Bresse Graben, which formed part of the European Cenozoic...