Permo-Silesian movements between Baltica and western Europe

Tectonics and 'basin families'

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

30 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

During the late Carboniferous, NW-trending faults of Central Europe's Bohemian Massif acted as a dextral shear zone between Baltica and Western Europe. During the early Permian, the shear sense was reversed, and a group of strike-slip basins formed along major NW-trending faults. This reversal is attributed to early Permian left-lateral motion between Baltica and Western Europe recorded by faults and basins of the Bohemian Massif. The Uralian orogeny is identified as the driving force for the sinistral motion between Baltica and Western Europe, shifting Baltica to the north-west along the Tornquist-Teisseyre zone.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)368-375
Number of pages8
JournalTerra Nova
Volume13
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2001

Fingerprint

Silesian
Baltica
tectonics
basin
Permian
orogeny
shear zone
family
Western Europe

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)

Cite this

Permo-Silesian movements between Baltica and western Europe : Tectonics and 'basin families'. / Mattern, Frank.

In: Terra Nova, Vol. 13, No. 5, 01.10.2001, p. 368-375.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{b8e3ccc8c5be4ddc8d02af4e10955a3e,
title = "Permo-Silesian movements between Baltica and western Europe: Tectonics and 'basin families'",
abstract = "During the late Carboniferous, NW-trending faults of Central Europe's Bohemian Massif acted as a dextral shear zone between Baltica and Western Europe. During the early Permian, the shear sense was reversed, and a group of strike-slip basins formed along major NW-trending faults. This reversal is attributed to early Permian left-lateral motion between Baltica and Western Europe recorded by faults and basins of the Bohemian Massif. The Uralian orogeny is identified as the driving force for the sinistral motion between Baltica and Western Europe, shifting Baltica to the north-west along the Tornquist-Teisseyre zone.",
author = "Frank Mattern",
year = "2001",
month = "10",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1046/j.1365-3121.2001.00368.x",
language = "English",
volume = "13",
pages = "368--375",
journal = "Terra Nova",
issn = "0954-4879",
publisher = "Wiley-Blackwell",
number = "5",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Permo-Silesian movements between Baltica and western Europe

T2 - Tectonics and 'basin families'

AU - Mattern, Frank

PY - 2001/10/1

Y1 - 2001/10/1

N2 - During the late Carboniferous, NW-trending faults of Central Europe's Bohemian Massif acted as a dextral shear zone between Baltica and Western Europe. During the early Permian, the shear sense was reversed, and a group of strike-slip basins formed along major NW-trending faults. This reversal is attributed to early Permian left-lateral motion between Baltica and Western Europe recorded by faults and basins of the Bohemian Massif. The Uralian orogeny is identified as the driving force for the sinistral motion between Baltica and Western Europe, shifting Baltica to the north-west along the Tornquist-Teisseyre zone.

AB - During the late Carboniferous, NW-trending faults of Central Europe's Bohemian Massif acted as a dextral shear zone between Baltica and Western Europe. During the early Permian, the shear sense was reversed, and a group of strike-slip basins formed along major NW-trending faults. This reversal is attributed to early Permian left-lateral motion between Baltica and Western Europe recorded by faults and basins of the Bohemian Massif. The Uralian orogeny is identified as the driving force for the sinistral motion between Baltica and Western Europe, shifting Baltica to the north-west along the Tornquist-Teisseyre zone.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0035697964&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0035697964&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1046/j.1365-3121.2001.00368.x

DO - 10.1046/j.1365-3121.2001.00368.x

M3 - Article

VL - 13

SP - 368

EP - 375

JO - Terra Nova

JF - Terra Nova

SN - 0954-4879

IS - 5

ER -