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  1. Subaqueous landslides can induce potentially damaging tsunamis. Tsunamis are not restricted to the marine environment, but have also been documented on lakes in Switzerland and worldwide. For Lake Zurich (cent...

    Authors: Michael Strupler, Michael Hilbe, Katrina Kremer, Laurentiu Danciu, Flavio S. Anselmetti, Michael Strasser and Stefan Wiemer

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2018 111:308

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  2. The Cenomanian–Turonian transition marks one of the most important extinction episodes of the Mesozoic era. This extinction event was associated with the development of widespread oceanic anoxia and pronounced...

    Authors: Agnė Venckutė-Aleksienė, Andrej Spiridonov, Andrius Garbaras and Sigitas Radzevičius

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2018 111:296

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  3. The Malayer–Boroujerd plutonic complex (MBPC) in western Iran, consists of a portion of a magmatic arc built by the northeast verging subduction of the Neo-Tethys plate beneath the Central Iranian Microcontine...

    Authors: Reza Deevsalar, Ryuichi Shinjo, Jean P. Liégeois, Mohammad V. Valizadeh, Jamshid Ahmadian, Hadi Yeganehfar, Mamoru Murata and Iain Neill

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2018 111:287

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  4. This report summarizes the seismicity in Switzerland and surrounding regions in the years 2015 and 2016. In 2015, the Swiss Seismological Service detected and located 735 earthquakes in the region under consid...

    Authors: Tobias Diehl, John Clinton, Nicolas Deichmann, Carlo Cauzzi, Philipp Kästli, Toni Kraft, Irene Molinari, Maren Böse, Clotaire Michel, Manuel Hobiger, Florian Haslinger, Donat Fäh and Stefan Wiemer

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2018 111:295

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  5. Landslide deposits dam Lake Oeschinen (Oeschinensee), located above Kandersteg, Switzerland. However, past confusion differentiating deposits of multiple landslide events has confounded efforts to quantify the...

    Authors: Patrizia Köpfli, Lorenz M. Grämiger, Jeffrey R. Moore, Christof Vockenhuber and Susan Ivy-Ochs

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2018 111:293

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  6. We here describe lizards and snakes from the late Miocene (MN 10) of Ravin de la Pluie, near Thessaloniki, Greece, a locality widely known for its hominoid primate Ouranopithecus macedoniensis. The new finds comp...

    Authors: Georgios L. Georgalis, Jean-Claude Rage, Louis de Bonis and George D. Koufos

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2017 111:291

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  7. A first palynostratigraphic scheme of Upper Triassic deposits in northern Switzerland was established based on spore-pollen associations and dinoflagellate cyst records from the upper part of the Upper Triassi...

    Authors: Elke Schneebeli-Hermann, Nathan Looser, Peter A. Hochuli, Heinz Furrer, Achim G. Reisdorf, Andreas Wetzel and Stefano M. Bernasconi

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2017 111:286

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  8. In the Dent Blanche Tectonic System, the Mont Morion biotite-bearing granite is a km-scale intrusion preserved in a low-strain volume. Zircon saturation thermometry suggests that it crystallised from a melt th...

    Authors: Paola Manzotti, Daniela Rubatto, Michele Zucali, Afifé El Korh, Bénédicte Cenki-Tok, Michel Ballèvre and Martin Engi

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2017 111:284

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  9. The Morcles microgranite is located in the N–E termination of the Aiguilles Rouges massif (External Crystalline Massifs, Switzerland). It outcrops as dykes, a few meters to 150 m in thickness, intruding the Ai...

    Authors: Denise Bussien Grosjean, Nicolas Meisser, Sylvie May-Leresche, Alexey Ulianov and Pierre Vonlanthen

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2017 111:282

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  10. This study concentrates on the petrological and geochemical investigation of mafic rocks embedded within the voluminous Triassic June Complex of the central Sanandaj–Sirjan zone (Iran), which are crucial to re...

    Authors: Farzaneh Shakerardakani, Franz Neubauer, Xiaoming Liu, Manfred Bernroider, Behzad Monfaredi and Albrecht von Quadt

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2017 111:281

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  11. Anomalous patterns of the sedimentary architecture have been recognized in passive margins, and only recently they have been associated with plate reorganization or compressional deformations propagating from ...

    Authors: Vincenzo Picotti and Miriam Cobianchi

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2017 110:280

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  12. The Quaternary stratigraphy of the Alpine Foreland consists of distinct terrace levels, which have been assigned to four morphostratigraphic units: Höhere (Higher) Deckenschotter, Tiefere (Lower) Deckenschotte...

    Authors: Anne Claude, Naki Akçar, Susan Ivy-Ochs, Fritz Schlunegger, Philippe Rentzel, Christine Pümpin, Dmitry Tikhomirov, Peter W. Kubik, Christof Vockenhuber, Andreas Dehnert, Meinert Rahn and Christian Schlüchter

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2017 110:278

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  13. The study presents composition data of 87 surface water samples from high alpine catchments of the Zermatt area (Swiss Alps). The investigated area covers 170 km2. It was found that the surface runoff acquires th...

    Authors: Kurt Bucher, Wei Zhou and Ingrid Stober

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2017 110:279

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  14. This work comprises a study of the sequence stratigraphy, seismic-facies analysis, biostratigraphy and depositional environments of the northern part of the Gulf of Suez, Egypt, using a set of 24 3D seismic pr...

    Authors: Ahmed Abd El Naby, Wafaa Abd-Elaziz and Mohamed Hamed Abdel Aal

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2017 110:277

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  15. Pebbly mudstones are a conspicuous element of sedimentary sequences deposited in different tectonic settings and sedimentary environments. Whereas for many diamictites a glacial origin seems plausible, the pro...

    Authors: Dominik Letsch and Lea Kiefer

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2017 110:275

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  16. The Adula Nappe in the Central Alps comprises pre-Mesozoic basement and minor Mesozoic sediments, overprinted by Paleogene eclogite-facies metamorphism. Peak pressures increase southward from ca. 1.2 GPa to va...

    Authors: Jacek Kossak-Glowczewski, Nikolaus Froitzheim, Thorsten Nagel, Jan Pleuger, Ruth Keppler, Bernd Leiss and Verena Régent

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2017 110:270

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  17. Fossil anguine lizard specimens from several Turkish localities are described in this paper. The material comes from ten different localities, spanning a large geographic area consisting of both parts of the E...

    Authors: Andrej Čerňanský, Davit Vasilyan, Georgios L. Georgalis, Peter Joniak, Serdar Mayda and Jozef Klembara

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2017 110:272

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  18. It is commonly accepted that collisional orogens involve the reactivation of former rifted margins. While it remains debated how rift inheritance can be identified and how it controls the architecture of oroge...

    Authors: Marie-Eva Epin, Gianreto Manatschal and Méderic Amann

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2017 110:271

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  19. Seismic hazard assessment of slow active fault zones is challenging as usually only a few decades of sparse instrumental seismic monitoring is available to characterize seismic activity. Tectonic features link...

    Authors: Naomi Vouillamoz, Jon Mosar and Nicholas Deichmann

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2017 110:269

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  20. The construction of five crustal-scale profiles across the Western Alps and the Ivrea mantle wedge integrates up-to-date geological and geophysical information and reveals important along strike changes in the...

    Authors: Stefan M. Schmid, Eduard Kissling, Tobias Diehl, Douwe J. J. van Hinsbergen and Giancarlo Molli

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2017 110:237

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  21. Evidence from ultraslow spreading mid-ocean ridges and both fossil and present-day Ocean–Continent Transitions (OCT) demonstrates that mantle serpentinization resulting from the interaction of mantle rock and ...

    Authors: Tsvetomila Mateeva, George A. Wolff, Gianreto Manatschal, Suzanne Picazo, Nick J. Kusznir and John Wheeler

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2017 110:266

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  22. The Val-de-Ruz syncline is a northeast-southwest trending, rhomb-shaped synclinal basin in the internal part of the central Jura Mountains. The Mesozoic sediment succession is decoupled from the basement by a ...

    Authors: Davood M. Yosefnejad, Thorsten J. Nagel and Nikolaus Froitzheim

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2017 110:261

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  23. The Helvetic nappes in Switzerland consist of sediments, which have been sheared off and thrust over the crystalline basement of the European passive continental margin during Alpine orogeny. Their basal shear...

    Authors: Arthur Bauville and Stefan M. Schmalholz

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2017 110:260

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  24. The Balagne ophiolite from central-northern Corsica represents a continent-near paleogeographic domain of the Jurassic Liguria-Piedmont ophiolitic basin. Pillow and massive basalt lavas are primarily associate...

    Authors: Maria Rosaria Renna, Riccardo Tribuzio, Alessio Sanfilippo and Massimo Tiepolo

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2017 110:239

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  25. The deep borehole (DB) experiment gave the opportunity to acquire hydraulic parameters in a hydraulically undisturbed zone of the Opalinus Clay at the Mont Terri rock laboratory (Switzerland). Three methods we...

    Authors: Catherine Yu, Jean-Michel Matray, Julio Gonçalvès, David Jaeggi, Werner Gräsle, Klaus Wieczorek, Tobias Vogt and Erik Sykes

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2017 110:257

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  26. A 250 m-deep inclined well, the Mont Terri BDB-1, was drilled through the Jurassic Opalinus Clay and its bounding formations at the Mont Terri rock laboratory (NW Switzerland). For the first time, a continuous...

    Authors: Bernhard Hostettler, Achim G. Reisdorf, David Jaeggi, Gaudenz Deplazes, Hansruedi Bläsi, Alain Morard, Susanne Feist-Burkhardt, Anton Waltschew, Volker Dietze and Ursula Menkveld-Gfeller

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2017 110:250

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  27. Microbiological studies related to the geological disposal of radioactive waste have been conducted at the Mont Terri rock laboratory in Opalinus Clay, a potential host rock for a deep geologic repository, sin...

    Authors: Olivier X. Leupin, Rizlan Bernier-Latmani, Alexandre Bagnoud, Hugo Moors, Natalie Leys, Katinka Wouters and Simcha Stroes-Gascoyne

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2017 110:255

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  28. Two experiments have been installed at Mont Terri in 2004 and 2009 that allowed gas circulation within a borehole at a pressure between 1 and 2 bar. These experiments made it possible to observe the natural ga...

    Authors: Agnès Vinsot, C. Anthony J. Appelo, Mélanie Lundy, Stefan Wechner, Cristelle Cailteau-Fischbach, Philippe de Donato, Jacques Pironon, Yanick Lettry, Catherine Lerouge and Pierre De Cannière

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2017 110:244

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  29. We present several mini-seismic methods developed and applied in recent years in the Mont Terri rock laboratory. All these applications aimed at correlating and interpreting seismically derived parameters with...

    Authors: Kristof Schuster, Florian Amann, Salina Yong, Paul Bossart and Peter Connolly

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2017 110:241

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  30. Carbon steel is widely considered as a candidate material for the construction of spent fuel and high-level waste disposal canisters. In order to investigate corrosion processes representative of the long term...

    Authors: Sophia Necib, Nikitas Diomidis, Peter Keech and Masashi Nakayama

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2017 110:259

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  31. Data pertinent to pore-water composition in Opalinus Clay in the Mont Terri and Mont Russelin anticlines have been collected over the last 20 years from long-term in situ pore-water sampling in dedicated boreh...

    Authors: Martin Mazurek and Antoine de Haller

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2017 110:249

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  32. The excavation damaged zone (EDZ) around the backfilled underground structures of a geological repository represents a release path for radionuclides, which needs to be addressed in the assessment of long-term...

    Authors: Paul Marschall, Silvio Giger, Rémi De La Vassière, Hua Shao, Helen Leung, Christophe Nussbaum, Thomas Trick, Bill Lanyon, Rainer Senger, Andrea Lisjak and Andrés Alcolea

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2017 110:246

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  33. Opalinus Clay is currently being assessed as the host rock for a deep geological repository for high-level and low- and intermediate-level radioactive wastes in Switzerland. Within this framework, the ‘Full-Sc...

    Authors: Herwig R. Müller, Benoit Garitte, Tobias Vogt, Sven Köhler, Toshihiro Sakaki, Hanspeter Weber, Thomas Spillmann, Marian Hertrich, Jens K. Becker, Niels Giroud, Veerle Cloet, Nikitas Diomidis and Tim Vietor

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2017 110:251

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  34. Linking earthquakes of moderate size to known tectonic sources is a challenge for seismic hazard studies in northwestern Europe because of overall low strain rates. Here we present a combined study of macrosei...

    Authors: Michel Cara, Jérôme Van der Woerd, Pierre-Jean Alasset, Juan Benjumea and Anne-Sophie Mériaux

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2017 110:262

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  35. We propose a geometrically, kinematically, and mechanically viable thin-skinned kinematic forward model for a cross section intersecting the Mont Terri rock laboratory in the frontal-most part of the Jura fold...

    Authors: Christophe Nussbaum, Armelle Kloppenburg, Typhaine Caër and Paul Bossart

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2017 110:248

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  36. The present study reports on elemental and Sr isotopic analyses of calcite and associated celestite infillings of various microtectonic features collected mostly in the Main Fault of the Opalinus Clay from Mon...

    Authors: Norbert Clauer, Isabelle Techer, Christophe Nussbaum and Ben Laurich

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2017 110:253

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  37. Over the last 18 years we have extensively studied an intra-Opalinus Clay fault zone that crops out within the Mont Terri rock laboratory in NW-Switzerland. We performed micro- and macrostructural characteriza...

    Authors: David Jaeggi, Ben Laurich, Christophe Nussbaum, Kristof Schuster and Peter Connolly

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2017 110:243

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  38. This paper investigates hydrothermal fluid circulation in pre- and syn-tectonic sediments associated with detachments faults. The study area, located in the Err Nappe (SE-Switzerland), preserves a portion of t...

    Authors: Nicolò Incerpi, Luca Martire, Gianreto Manatschal and Stefano M. Bernasconi

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2017 110:235

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  39. The Panixer Pass Transverse Zone in the eastern Swiss Alps is oriented perpendicular to most alpine structures in the area. Its main element is the SSE-trending Crena-Martin Fold, a downward facing fold with P...

    Authors: Pascal A. von Däniken and Marcel Frehner

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2016 110:230

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  40. The Jurassic ophiolites in the South Apuseni Mountains represent remnants of the Neotethys Ocean and belong to the East Vardar ophiolites that contain ophiolite fragments as well as granitoids and volcanics wi...

    Authors: Daniela Gallhofer, Albrecht von Quadt, Stefan M. Schmid, Marcel Guillong, Irena Peytcheva and Ioan Seghedi

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2016 110:231

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2018 111:s00015-018-0307-6