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  1. The Allalin gabbro of the Zermatt-Saas meta-ophiolite consists of variably metamorphosed Mg- to Fe-Ti-gabbros, troctolites, and anorthosites, which are crosscut by basaltic dykes. Field relationships of the va...

    Authors: Julia Dietrich, Jörg Hermann and Thomas Pettke
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2024 117:12
  2. The Troiseck-Floning and Rosskogel nappes are part of the Austroalpine Unit in the eastern part of the Eastern Alps. The nappes are in tectonic contact and comprise Permian to Mesozoic lower greenschist facies...

    Authors: Martin K. Reiser, Ralf Schuster, Christoph Iglseder, Daniela Gallhofer and Josef Nievoll
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2024 117:11
  3. The region surrounding Zermatt (SW Switzerland and NW Italy) displays some classic examples of imbrications between continental and oceanic units. In particular, the studied units, called Cimes Blanches and Frili...

    Authors: Adrien Pantet, Jean-Luc Epard and Henri Masson
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2024 117:10
  4. The ‘Grosses Moos’ in the Three Lakes Region (Berner Seeland) was formed by the Wallis glacier resulting in a peat bog-dominated landscape. During the last two centuries this area was drained by a complex chan...

    Authors: Claudia Roeoesli and Markus Egli
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2024 117:9
  5. Deep subsurface exploration is important for mining, oil and gas industries, as well as in the assessment of geological units for the disposal of chemical or nuclear waste, or the viability of geothermal energ...

    Authors: Romana Boiger, Sergey V. Churakov, Ignacio Ballester Llagaria, Georg Kosakowski, Raphael Wüst and Nikolaos I. Prasianakis
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2024 117:8
  6. The Early Permian in the present-day Europe area was a time when a major tectonic shift occurred, leading from the tectonic collapse of the Variscan orogeny to the crustal extension and thinning that character...

    Authors: Stefano Zanchetta, Chiara Crippa, Andrea Zanchi and Chiara Montemagni
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2024 117:7
  7. High-pressure and ultra-high-pressure metamorphic terrains display an internal architecture consisting of a pile (or stack) of several coherent tectonic thrust sheets or units. Their identification is fundamen...

    Authors: Francesco Nosenzo, Paola Manzotti, Mikaela Krona, Michel Ballèvre and Marc Poujol
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2024 117:6
  8. During the Middle Triassic, intensive volcanic activity took place along the eastern margin of Pangea, including the Greater Adria promontory, due to the Neotethyan oceanization. This resulted in the formation...

    Authors: Duje Smirčić, Matija Vukovski, Damir Slovenec, Duje Kukoč, Branimir Šegvić, Marija Horvat, Mirko Belak, Tonći Grgasović and Luka Badurina
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2024 117:5
  9. The study area is located in cental Slovenia, and geologically located at the junction between the Alps and the Dinarides. The Middle Triassic of this region is characterised by intense rifting manifested by d...

    Authors: Boštjan Rožič, Anja Kocjančič, Luka Gale, Nina Zupančič, Tomislav Popit, Primož Vodnik, Tea Kolar-Jurkovšek, Rok Brajkovič and Petra Žvab Rožič
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2024 117:3
  10. The Balmuccia peridotite exposes relatively fresh mantle rocks at the Earth’s surface, and as such it is of interest for geologists and geophysicists. The outcrop is a kilometre-scale feature, yet its extent a...

    Authors: György Hetényi, Ludovic Baron, Matteo Scarponi, Shiba Subedi, Konstantinos Michailos, Fergus Dal, Anna Gerle, Benoît Petri, Jodok Zwahlen, Antonio Langone, Andrew Greenwood, Luca Ziberna, Mattia Pistone, Alberto Zanetti and Othmar Müntener
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2024 117:2
  11. The Alpine orogeny is a consequence of the collision of Africa with Eurasia, which eliminated the Western Tethys Ocean. Processes similar to those that would have taken place early in that collision can today ...

    Authors: John Milsom
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2023 116:20
  12. We investigated the mechanisms leading to the formation of tunnel valleys in the Swiss foreland near Bern. We proceeded through producing 3D maps of the bedrock topography based on drillhole information and a ...

    Authors: Dimitri Bandou, Fritz Schlunegger, Edi Kissling, Urs Marti, Regina Reber and Jonathan Pfander
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2023 116:19
  13. This contribution analyses the structural architecture and tectono-metamorphic evolution of Briançonnais units in the southern French-Italian Western Alps. The studied area extends from a virtually non-metamor...

    Authors: Davide Dana, Salvatore Iaccarino, Stefan M. Schmid, Alessandro Petroccia and André Michard
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2023 116:18
  14. In northern Switzerland, Middle Muschelkalk evaporites (Zeglingen Formation) were deposited under arid conditions in the southernmost part of the epicontinental Central European Basin during times of reduced i...

    Authors: Johannes S. Pietsch, Andreas Wetzel, Gaudenz Deplazes and Marco Filipponi
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2023 116:16
  15. We report the first description of a ~ 15 km long NE-SW-striking transtensive fault network crosscutting the metamorphic units of the Ligurian Alps. The main fault zone, hereby named Horse Head Fault Zone, is up ...

    Authors: Ludovico Manna, Michele Perozzo, Niccolò Menegoni, Silvia Tamburelli, Laura Crispini, Laura Federico, Silvio Seno and Matteo Maino
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2023 116:15
  16. In the Gasht-Masuleh area in the Alborz Mountains, gabbroic magma intruded Palaeozoic metasediments and Mesozoic sediments and crystallised as isotropic and cumulate gabbros. LREE enrichment points to relative...

    Authors: Leila Rezaei, Martin J. Timmerman, Mohssen Moazzen, Uwe Altenberger, Jiří Sláma, Masafumi Sudo, Christina Günter, Franziska D. H. Wilke and Anja M. Schleicher
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2023 116:14
  17. The ~ 10 km2 strewn field of the Twannberg type IIG iron meteorite is located in the Swiss Jura Mountains, 30 km northwest of Bern. The strewn field has been mapped by a group of citizen scientists since 2006, yi...

    Authors: Beda A. Hofmann, Naki Akçar, Sönke Szidat, Pierre G. Valla, Marcus Christl and Christoph Vockenhuber
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2023 116:13
  18. The Deckenschotter is a fluvial to glaciofluvial gravel unit in northern Switzerland and southern Germany. The deposits are considered the oldest preserved glacial to interglacial Quaternary deposits in the no...

    Authors: Stephanie Scheidt, Marius W. Buechi, Ramon Egli, Andrea R. Biedermann and Gaudenz Deplazes
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2023 116:12
  19. The Tramelan-2 borehole (Canton Bern, Switzerland) continuously cored a 275.60 m sequence of Palaeogene to Neogene sediments, providing a rare opportunity for sedimentological analysis of the Jura Molasse. Lit...

    Authors: Nigel H. Platt and Albert Matter
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2023 116:11
  20. The balancing technique, called 2D kinematic forward modelling, is a powerful tool to understand the kinematic evolution of fold-and-thrust belts. This study presents a new 2D kinematic forward model for the w...

    Authors: Adeline Marro, Louis Hauvette, Sandra Borderie and Jon Mosar
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2023 116:10
  21. We here describe two isolated fossil teeth from the Early Miocene (MN 4) of Hüenerbach, Switzerland. The material is tentatively referred to Varanus, marking the first occurrence of this iconic lizard genus in th...

    Authors: Georgios L. Georgalis, Bastien Mennecart and Krister T. Smith
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2023 116:9
  22. The Middle-Jurassic Opalinus Clay is the foreseen host rock for radioactive waste disposal in central northern Switzerland. An extensive drilling campaign aiming to characterize the argillaceous formation resu...

    Authors: Ismay Vénice Akker, Raphael Schneeberger, Marco Herwegh, Nathan Looser, Lukas Aschwanden, Martin Mazurek, Kurt Decker, Andreas Ebert, Marcel Guillong, Stefano M. Bernasconi, Christoph Schrank, Michael W. M. Jones, Andrew Langendam and Herfried Madritsch
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2023 116:8
  23. The External Dinarides fold-thrust belt formed during Mid-Eocene–Oligocene times by SW-propagating thrusting from the Internal Dinarides towards the Adriatic foreland. Although previously considered as structu...

    Authors: Philipp Balling, Bruno Tomljenović, Marijan Herak and Kamil Ustaszewski
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2023 116:7
  24. Mudstone characterized by typical structures and mineral assemblages in the Tamusu Mudstone pre-selected area, in Inner Mongolia, Northwest China, has been selected as a potential host rock for China’s high-le...

    Authors: Long Xiang, Xiaodong Liu, Pinghui Liu, Chaocheng Dai and Meixia Jiang
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2023 116:6
  25. Iron is extremely insoluble in oxic seawater. The lack of a large aqueous reservoir means that sediments rich in authigenic iron are rare in the modern ocean. In the Middle Jurassic, however, condensed iron-ri...

    Authors: Stefan Schunck, Jörg Rickli, Stephan Wohlwend, Helmut Weissert and Derek Vance
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2023 116:4
  26. The sedimentary architecture of fan deltas, which commonly constitute reservoirs, is a primary control on distribution and recovery efficiency of oil and gas. Deep-water fan deltas have been extensively discus...

    Authors: Ke Zhang, Shenghe Wu, Hehua Wang, Zhongrong Mi, Jianhua Qu, Zhikun Wang and Haonan Wang
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2023 116:3
  27. The Schistes Lustrés form a large and complex unit at the top of the Penninic nappe stack of the Alpine belt. Calcschists, partly of Late Cretaceous age, constitute the dominant lithology. They are closely ass...

    Authors: Adrien Pantet, Jean-Luc Epard, Henri Masson, Claudia Baumgartner-Mora, Peter Oliver Baumgartner and Lukas Baumgartner
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2023 116:2
  28. The Schrattenkalk Formation represents a complete succession of Lower Cretaceous shallow-water carbonate platform series cropping out in the Alpstein massif of north-eastern Switzerland. The Schrattenkalk Form...

    Authors: Antoine Pictet, Karl Tschanz and Peter Kürsteiner
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2023 116:1
  29. We present a series of analogue models inspired by the geology of the Zürcher Weinland region in the Northern Alpine Foreland Basin of Switzerland to explore the influence of rheological weak, i.e. (partially)...

    Authors: Frank Zwaan, Guido Schreurs, Herfried Madritsch and Marco Herwegh
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2022 115:26
  30. In the area of Bad Deutsch-Altenburg (Hainburg Mountains, Lower Austria) a Middle Miocene transgression over Mesozoic basement was explored in the course of the Danube power plant project “Hainburg”. The Mesoz...

    Authors: Werner E. Piller, Gerald Auer, Hugo Graber and Martin Gross
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2022 115:25
  31. The Flims rock avalanche has a gliding surface that cuts down section in a limestone sequence and does not follow a weak horizon. The gliding surface is parallel to bedding and/or to the penetrative Alpine fol...

    Authors: O. Adrian Pfiffner
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2022 115:24
  32. The Variscan basement of the Aiguilles-Rouges massif (Western Alps) exposes the Servoz syncline which consists of a metavolcano-sedimentary sequence composed of (i) a volcanic unit of unknown age and origin, (...

    Authors: Jonas Vanardois, Abdeltif Lahfid, Pierre Trap, Brice Lacroix, Françoise Roger, Laurent Guillou-Frottier, Didier Marquer, Jean-Louis Paquette and Jérémie Melleton
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2022 115:23
  33. The Gotthard Base Tunnel (GBT) is a 57 km long railway tunnel, constructed in the Central Alps in Switzerland and extending mainly North–South across numerous geological units. We acquired 80 new gravity data ...

    Authors: M. Scarponi, G. Hetényi, L. Baron and U. Marti
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2022 115:22
  34. In the Alpstein massif of north-eastern Switzerland, a complete succession of uppermost Hauterivian to uppermost Barremian condensed hemipelagic sediments crops out. This succession is known as Tierwis Formati...

    Authors: Antoine Pictet, Peter Kürsteiner, Karl Tschanz and Amane Tajika
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2022 115:21
  35. The Variscan orogeny was responsible for the formation of a significant volume of igneous basement throughout present-day Europe. Detailed understanding of these rocks has, however, been obfuscated by signific...

    Authors: Mélissa Ruiz, Urs Schaltegger, Sean P. Gaynor, Massimo Chiaradia, Jürgen Abrecht, Christian Gisler, Federico Giovanoli and Michael Wiederkehr
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2022 115:20
  36. Here we describe the structure, the high-pressure, low-temperature (HP-LT) metamorphism and tectonic evolution of the Briançonnais distal margin units from the south Western Alps. The studied area extends sout...

    Authors: André Michard, Stefan M. Schmid, Abdeltif Lahfid, Michel Ballèvre, Paola Manzotti, Christian Chopin, Salvatore Iaccarino and Davide Dana
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2022 115:19
  37. The gleno-acetabular distance DGA, a conventional proxy for the size of a quadrupedal trackmaker, is often estimated as the distance GA between the midpoint between a left and right pair of pes tracks and the mid...

    Authors: Kent A. Stevens, Scott Ernst and Daniel Marty
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2022 115:18
  38. From latest Hauterivian to latest Barremian, the Urgonian facies of the Swiss and French Jura Mountains are subdivided into three formations and five members: new Saars Formation (= former “Gorges de l’Orbe Fo...

    Authors: Pierre‑Olivier Mojon and Eric De Kaenel
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2022 115:17
  39. The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) is currently undertaking a feasibility study to build the next-generation particle accelerator, named the Future Circular Collider (FCC), hosted in a 90–10...

    Authors: Maximilian Haas, Davide Carraro, Dario Ventra, Michael Plötze, Antoine De Haller and Andrea Moscariello
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2022 115:16
  40. An incomplete postcranial skeleton of a snake from the middle Miocene of the Swiss Molasse in Käpfnach mine, near Zurich, Switzerland, is described in this paper. The skeleton is rather crushed and resting on ...

    Authors: Georgios L. Georgalis and Torsten M. Scheyer
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2022 115:15
  41. Petrographic observations combined with mineral compositional analyses constrain the phase relations of prograde metamorphosed serpentinites in the Bergell contact aureole (Italy). In a 1500 m profile perpendi...

    Authors: Elias D. Kempf, Jörg Hermann and James A. D. Connolly
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2022 115:14
  42. Mass movements constitute major natural hazards in the Alpine realm. When triggered on slopes adjacent to lakes, these mass movements can generate tsunami-like waves that may cause additional damage along the ...

    Authors: Katrina Kremer, Stefano C. Fabbri, Frederic M. Evers, Nora Schweizer and Stefanie B. Wirth
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2022 115:13
  43. In this paper, we document that glaciofluvial gravel sequences and glacial till deposits that are exposed in the Müntschemier and Finsterhennen gravel pits (Swiss Plateau west of Bern) record three glacial adv...

    Authors: Jonathan Pfander, Fritz Schlunegger, Elena Serra, Natacha Gribenski, Philippos Garefalakis and Naki Akçar
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2022 115:12
  44. Cut-and-fill sequences are the result of climatically or tectonically induced alternating aggradation and incision phases of a fluvial system. A recently established cosmogenic nuclide chronology of the Cover ...

    Authors: Catharina Dieleman, Marcus Christl, Christof Vockenhuber, Philip Gautschi and Naki Akçar
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2022 115:11

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