Structural evolution of the Pannonian Basin: a progress report

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An evaluation of the recent progress in understanding the structural evolution of the Pannonian Basin is presented. The model of transtensional origin of the Pannonian Basin is supported by independent tectonic studies in outcrops of the basement (eg Hungarian "mountains'). A most remarkable new concept about the extrusion tectonics of the Eastern Alps presents a new perspective to derive a three-dimensional geodynamic model for extensional collapse of orogens. One alternative model is discussed. It is argued that the model which suggests major clockwise rotation of a large part of the Pannonian basement during basin formation is unjustified. Finally a few real problems are lined up and suggestions for promising areas of future research are put forward. -Author

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)243-255
Number of pages13
JournalActa Geodaetica, Geophysica et Montanistica Hungarica
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1990


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  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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