Geodynamics of the Alps consists of three volumes. This first volume describes the recent and present-day structure and tectonic setting of the Alpine chain, from the lithospheric mantle to brittle crust and surface topography. It also provides a historical overview of Alpine research, with two chapters covering specific Alpine regions (Corsica and the Eastern Alps) through all phases of Alpine history.
The aim of this book is to create a space for experts on Alpine research to present the state of the art of specific subjects and provide their own interpretations.
Part 1. Historical Introduction.
1. Alpine Sections Through Time: A Mirror of Evolving Observations and Thoughts on the Tectonics of the Alps, Claudio L. Rosenberg.
Part 2. Recent and Present-Day Alpine Chain.
2. What We (Possibly) Know About the 3D Structure of Crust and Mantle Beneath the Alpine Chain, Anne Paul.
3. Topography and Landscape Evolution of the Alps, Gerit Gradwohl, Kurt Stüwe, Jörg Robl and Moritz Liebl.
4. Late-Orogenic Extension and Current Tectonics in the Western and Central Alps: A Review, Christian Sue.
Part 3. Regional Alpine Studies from Extension to Collision.
5. Tectonic Evolution of the Eastern Alps, Walter Kurz, Harald Fritz, Andreas Wölfler.
6. Alpine Corsica: From Tethys Subduction to Mediterranean Extension, Jacques Malavieille and Giancarlo Molli.
Claudio L. Rosenberg, ISTeP, Sorbonne Université, France.
Nicolas Bellahsen, ISTeP, Sorbonne Université, France.
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