A refined apparent polar wander curve for the transdanubian central mountains and its bearing on the mediterranean tectonic history

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Recently obtained palaeomagnetic data have given a fairly detailed apparent polar wander (A.P.W.) curve for the Mesozoic of the Transdanubian Central Mountains which has been compared with other A.P.W. curves from the Mediterranean area. The similarity of the A.P.W. curves enabled a unified A.P.W. curve to be constructed for the Central Mediterranean region. It has been shown that the new Mediterranean A.P.W. curve is in full agreement, even in details, with the updated A.P.W. curve for Africa. This confirms the existence during the entire Mesozoic of a single Central Mediterranean megatectonic unit rigidly attached to Africa. Its positions with respect to the pole can now be traced back in more detail than before.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-57
Number of pages15
JournalTectonophysics
Volume98
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 20 1983

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