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Western Alps geological constraints on western Tethyan reconstructions

Stampfli, G. M. ; Borel, Gilles D. ; Marchant, R. ; Mosar, Jon

In: Journal of the Virtual Explorer, 2002, vol. 8, p. 77-106

Reconstructions of the Tethyan realm have been a matter of debate for a long time. Controversies spring usually from a lack of well constrained geological data which can be interpreted in different ways, or, from a lack of constraints on the plate tectonics framework. The western Alps region tends to escape these shortcomings due to a wealth of geological data regarding for examples the...