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Multiple detachments during thin-skinned deformation of the Swiss Central Jura: a kinematic model across the Chasseral

Schori, Marc ; Mosar, Jon ; Schreurs, Guido

In: Swiss Journal of Geosciences, 2015, vol. 108, no. 2-3, p. 327–343

Combining field observations, cross-section area balancing techniques and kinematic forward modelling, we present new insights into the evolution of the Jura fold-and-thrust belt in the Chasseral area between Lake Biel and the Vallon de St-Imier, in the Canton of Bern, Switzerland. Our results show that the structures of the Chasseral area and the associated regional uplift can be explained by...

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Reconstructions of the continents around the North Atlantic at about the 60th parallel

Torsvik, Trond H. ; Van der Voo, Rob ; Meert, Joseph G. ; Mosar, Jon ; Walderhaug, Harald J.

In: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 2001, vol. 187(1-2), p. 55

Late Carboniferous–Early Tertiary apparent polar wander (APW) paths (300–40 Ma) for North America and Europe have been tested in various reconstructions. These paths demonstrate that the 500 fathom Bullard et al. fit is excellent from Late Carboniferous to Late Triassic times, but the continental configuration in northern Pangea changed systematically between the Late Triassic (ca. 214 Ma)...