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  1. Transport and retardation parameters of radionuclides, which are needed to perform a safety analysis for a deep geological repository for radioactive waste in a compacted claystone such as Opalinus Clay, must ...

    Authors: Olivier X. Leupin, Luc R. Van Loon, Thomas Gimmi, Paul Wersin and Josep M. Soler

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2017 110:254

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  2. At the Mont Terri rock laboratory (Switzerland), an in situ experiment is being carried out to examine the fate of nitrate leaching from nitrate-containing bituminized radioactive waste, in a clay host rock fo...

    Authors: Nele Bleyen, Steven Smets, Joe Small, Hugo Moors, Natalie Leys, Achim Albrecht, Pierre De Cannière, Bernhard Schwyn, Charles Wittebroodt and Elie Valcke

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2017 110:256

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  3. Geologic repositories for radioactive waste are designed as multi-barrier disposal systems that perform a number of functions including the long-term isolation and containment of waste from the human environme...

    Authors: Paul Bossart, Frédéric Bernier, Jens Birkholzer, Christophe Bruggeman, Peter Connolly, Sarah Dewonck, Masaaki Fukaya, Martin Herfort, Mark Jensen, Jean-Michel Matray, Juan Carlos Mayor, Andreas Moeri, Takahiro Oyama, Kristof Schuster, Naokata Shigeta, Tim Vietor…

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2017 110:236

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  4. Repository concepts in clay or crystalline rock involve bentonite-based buffer or seal systems to provide containment of the waste and limit advective flow. A thorough understanding of buffer and seal evolutio...

    Authors: Klaus Wieczorek, Irina Gaus, Juan Carlos Mayor, Kristof Schuster, José-Luis García-Siñeriz and Toshihiro Sakaki

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2017 110:247

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  5. For this pilot study we used recorded seismic events from the SED permanent network and data from a dedicated SNS network to improve the seismotectonic understanding of very weak seismicity in the vicinity of ...

    Authors: Martinus Abednego, Patrick Blascheck, Senecio Schefer, Christophe Nussbaum, Manfred Joswig, Paul Bossart and Jon Mosar

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2017 110:263

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  6. This paper focuses on hydraulic-mechanical effects in the Mont Terri rock laboratory (Switzerland) and investigates their impact on pore pressure, the convergence of a niche and the evolution of pre-existing c...

    Authors: Gesa Ziefle, Jean-Michel Matray, Jobst Maßmann and Andreas Möri

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2017 110:252

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  7. The paper presents an overview of the behaviour of Opalinus Clay under thermal loading as observed in three in situ heating tests performed in the Mont Terri rock laboratory: HE-B, HE-D and HE-E. The three tes...

    Authors: Antonio Gens, Klaus Wieczorek, Irina Gaus, Benoit Garitte, Juan Carlos Mayor, Kristof Schuster, Gilles Armand, José Luis García-Siñeriz and Thomas Trick

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2017 110:258

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  8. The paper represents a summary about our research projects conducted between 2003 and 2015 related to the mechanical behaviour of Opalinus Clay at Mont Terri. The research summarized covers a series of laborat...

    Authors: Florian Amann, Katrin M. Wild, Simon Loew, Salina Yong, Reto Thoeny and Erik Frank

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2017 110:245

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  9. The Cement–Opalinus Clay Interaction (CI) Experiment at the Mont Terri rock laboratory is a long-term passive diffusion–reaction experiment between contrasting materials of relevance to engineered barrier syst...

    Authors: Urs Mäder, Andreas Jenni, Cathérine Lerouge, Stephane Gaboreau, Satoru Miyoshi, Yukinobu Kimura, Veerle Cloet, Masaaki Fukaya, Francis Claret, Tsubasa Otake, Masahito Shibata and Babara Lothenbach

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2017 110:240

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  10. New data on the U–Pb geochronology and Hf-isotopic composition of detrital zircons, along with the geochemistry of garnets, chromian spinel and feldspars from Permian and Triassic volcano-sedimentary sequences...

    Authors: Alejandro Beltrán-Triviño, Wilfried Winkler, Albrecht von Quadt and Daniela Gallhofer

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2016 109:234

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  11. The late Middle to early Late Jurassic mélange of the eastern Zlatibor Mountain (Gostilje–Ljubiš–Visoka–Radoševo areas) in the Dinaridic Ophiolite Belt contains a mixture of (A) blocks of Triassic oceanic crus...

    Authors: Hans-Jürgen Gawlick, Sigrid Missoni, Hisashi Suzuki, Milan Sudar, Richard Lein and Divna Jovanović

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2016 109:232

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  12. Permian–Triassic successions occur throughout the world, but well-exposed transitional sequences are relatively rare. In Croatia, only two localities with continuous transition from Permian to Triassic have be...

    Authors: Karmen Fio Firi, Jasenka Sremac and Igor Vlahović

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2016 109:233

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  13. An Early Jurassic sauropod dinosaur tracksite in the Lower Jurassic Zhenzhuchong Formation at the Changhebian site in Dazu County, Sichuan, is known to have yielded the trackway of a turning sauropod. A re-stu...

    Authors: Lida Xing, Martin G. Lockley, Daniel Marty, Jianjun He, Xufeng Hu, Hui Dai, Masaki Matsukawa, Guangzhao Peng, Yong Ye, Hendrik Klein, Jianping Zhang, Baoqiao Hao and W. Scott Persons IV

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2016 109:229

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  14. The Triassic in the “Médianes rigides” Nappe of the Swiss Prealps, belonging to the Briançonnais realm of the Western Alps, consists of a several hundred meters thick carbonate succession. At the localities Wi...

    Authors: Aymon Baud, Pablo Plasencia, Francis Hirsch and Sylvain Richoz

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2016 109:226

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  15. An innovative multidisciplinary approach was used on quartz–calcite veins that crosscut pebbles of several lithologies from the French South Alpine Foreland Basin to discern the source of detrital sediments. M...

    Authors: Anne-Sabine Grosjean, Véronique Gardien, Michel Dubois, Philippe Boulvais, Rossana Martini, Torsten Vennemann and Bernard Pittet

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2016 109:228

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  16. Surface exposure dating with a single cosmogenic nuclide relies on the assumption of simple constant exposure. In contrast, the combination of nuclides with different half-lives or production rate depth profil...

    Authors: Christian Wirsig, Susan Ivy-Ochs, Naki Akçar, Maarten Lupker, Kristina Hippe, Lukas Wacker, Christof Vockenhuber and Christian Schlüchter

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2016 109:227

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  17. Detailed field mapping reveals that the Sesia Zone is subdivided into two complexes with the Barmet Shear Zone (BSZ) outlining the tectonic contact between them. This greenschist-facies contact reflects a meta...

    Authors: Francesco Giuntoli and Martin Engi

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2016 109:225

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  18. Uniform geological datasets are a prerequisite for geological GIS analyses. Although the Geological Atlas of Switzerland 1:25,000 aims to supply spatial geological information nationwide, little effort has bee...

    Authors: Stefan Strasky, Alain Morard and Andreas Möri

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2016 109:221

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  19. During the late Early Cretaceous, the Jura domain was occupied by a photozoan carbonate platform, summarised in the Vallorbe Formation. From the earliest Aptian to the Late Cenomanian, open marine heterozoan a...

    Authors: Antoine Pictet, Michel Delamette and Bertrand Matrion

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2016 109:220

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  20. A. Penck’s and E. Brückner’s “classical” subdivision of Quaternary deposits, developed in the Alpine foreland of southern Germany, was used for a long time as a basis for the classification of Quaternary depos...

    Authors: Hans Rudolf Graf and Reto Burkhalter

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2016 109:222

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  21. In the context of the harmonisation of the Swiss lithostratigraphic scheme, the Late Ladinian to Early Norian Bänkerjoch Formation and the Norian to Rhaetian Klettgau Formation of northern Switzerland are form...

    Authors: Peter Jordan, Johannes S. Pietsch, Hansruedi Bläsi, Heinz Furrer, Nicole Kündig, Nathan Looser, Andreas Wetzel and Gaudenz Deplazes

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2016 109:218

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  22. We performed a 3D seismic tomography study of the northwest Alborz region in Iran, by inversion of P-wave arrival times of nearly 250 local earthquakes recorded at 13 permanent stations between 2006 and 2010. ...

    Authors: M. Rezaeifar, E. Kissling, Z. H. Shomali and M. Shahpasand-Zadeh

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2016 109:219

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  23. The Palaeogene lithostratigraphic units of the Swiss Helvetic Alps have been revised and in parts newly defined in order to harmonise the existing nomenclature. The resulting new classification scheme of the H...

    Authors: Ursula Menkveld-Gfeller, Oliver Kempf and Hanspeter Funk

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2016 109:217

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  24. The sediments of late Anisian and Ladinian age in northern Switzerland, which were formerly named Upper Muschelkalk and Lower Keuper, mostly consist of carbonates. They accumulated in a transitional area betwe...

    Authors: Johannes S. Pietsch, Andreas Wetzel and Peter Jordan

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2016 109:214

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  25. This publication represents the first comprehensive review of the currently known palaeoichthyological diversity of the Hermanowa locality (Poland). Specimens were collected from a single outcrop belonging to ...

    Authors: Tomáš Přikryl, Iwona Kania and Wiesław Krzemiński

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2016 109:216

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  26. In the course of the HARMOS project of the Swiss Geological Survey, the lithostratigraphic subdivisions of the Cretaceous sedimentary rocks outcropping in the Swiss Jura Mountains were revisited. New formation...

    Authors: André Strasser, Jean Charollais, Marc André Conrad, Bernard Clavel, Antoine Pictet and Bruno Mastrangelo

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2016 109:215

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  27. Exhumed faults hosting hydrothermal systems provide direct insight into relationships between faulting and fluid flow, which in turn are valuable for making hydrogeological predictions in blind settings. The G...

    Authors: Thomas M. Belgrano, Marco Herwegh and Alfons Berger

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2016 109:212

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  28. We here discuss the Early Oligocene–Middle Miocene evolution of the Epiligurian wedge-top basin system cropping out in the middle Enza Valley (Northern Apennines, Italy). Newly acquired stratigraphic and struc...

    Authors: Alberto Piazza, Andrea Artoni and Kei Ogata

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2016 109:211

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  29. In the context of the harmonisation of the Swiss stratigraphic scheme (HARMOS project), the stratigraphic nomenclature of the Triassic sedimentary succession of northern Switzerland has been reorganised to six...

    Authors: Peter Jordan

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2016 109:209

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  30. Laophis crotaloides was described by Richard Owen as a new and very large fossil viperid snake species from Greece. The type material is apparently lost and the taxon was mostly neglected...

    Authors: Georgios L. Georgalis, Zbigniew Szyndlar, Benjamin P. Kear and Massimo Delfino

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2016 109:210

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  31. The Roisan zone is a metamorphic cover unit exposed along the ductile shear zone between the Dent Blanche s.s. and Mont Mary-Cervino Upper Austroalpine outliers, Aosta Valley, north-western Italian Alps. It is...

    Authors: Gloria Ciarapica, Leonsevero Passeri, Franco Bonetto and Giorgio Vittorio Dal Piaz

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2016 109:207

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  32. The St. Gallen Fault Zone (SFZ) is a system of major NNE–SSW striking normal faults within the North Alpine Foreland Basin (NAFB), just west of the city of St. Gallen. It used to be only roughly known from 2D ...

    Authors: Stefan Heuberger, Philippe Roth, Olivier Zingg, Henry Naef and Beat P. Meier

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2016 109:208

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  33. Excavations of Middle Triassic strata at Monte San Giorgio (Switzerland–Italy) have famously recovered a range of reptiles whose affinities, morphology and preservation have been extensively described. The loc...

    Authors: Susan R. Beardmore and Heinz Furrer

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2015 109:194

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  34. Sparse isolated pebbles and cobbles of extraformational lithologies are occasionally found in fine-grained deep-water sediments. In the Middle and Upper Liassic deep-water marly limestones and marlstones of Ro...

    Authors: Daniel Bernoulli and Peter Ulmer

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2015 109:205

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  35. During 2014, 817 earthquakes and 180 quarry blasts were detected and located in the region under consideration. An additional 160 earthquakes with ML ≤ 1.0 were located using supplementary analysis techniques. Th...

    Authors: Tobias Diehl, Nicolas Deichmann, John Clinton, Philipp Kästli, Carlo Cauzzi, Toni Kraft, Yannik Behr, Benjamin Edwards, Aurélie Guilhem, Edith Korger, Manuel Hobiger, Florian Haslinger, Donat Fäh and Stefan Wiemer

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2015 108:204

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  36. The foraminiferal contents and geochemistry of 199 samples collected from three surface sections in the southern Galala Sub-basin, North Eastern Desert of Egypt, have been studied in detail. From south to nort...

    Authors: Mohamed Youssef and Mahmoud Hefny

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2015 108:201

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  37. Co-seismic volumetric changes are often interpreted as tensile fracturing in response to fluid injection during geothermal reservoir stimulation. Such volumetric changes manifest themselves as isotropic moment...

    Authors: Aurélie Guilhem and Fabian Walter

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2015 108:197

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  38. The existence of an orogenic arc in the Variscan belt of Central Iberia is traced from its first recognition by the Swiss geologist, Rudolf Staub, at the XIV International Geological Congress (Madrid 1926), to...

    Authors: José R. Martínez Catalán, Domingo G. A. M. Aerden and Jordi Carreras

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2015 108:202

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  39. The study of the neotectonic activity in the Jura Mountains (northwestern most belt of the European Alps) represents a challenge in the application of quantitative geomorphology to extract landscape metrics an...

    Authors: Mickael Rabin, Christian Sue, Pierre G. Valla, Jean-Daniel Champagnac, Nicolas Carry, Vincent Bichet, Urs Eichenberger and Jacques Mudry

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2015 108:200

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  40. Combining field observations, cross-section area balancing techniques and kinematic forward modelling, we present new insights into the evolution of the Jura fold-and-thrust belt in the Chasseral area between ...

    Authors: Marc Schori, Jon Mosar and Guido Schreurs

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2015 108:196

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  41. The Triassic–Jurassic (T–J) boundary coincides with one of the five biggest mass extinctions in the Phanerozoic. This event has been extensively studied in the eastern and central Northern Calcareous Alps (NCA...

    Authors: Roland Felber, Helmut J. Weissert, Heinz Furrer and Tomaso R. R. Bontognali

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2015 108:192

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  42. Thermal maturity analyses provide a valid basis to reconstruct the burial and temperature history of sedimentary rocks. In combination with computer based modeling it is possible to quantify former overburden ...

    Authors: Arne Grobe, Ralf Littke, Victoria Sachse and Detlev Leythaeuser

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2015 108:191

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  43. A detailed facies analysis and interpretation of the evolution of depositional environments along a north–south transect of the Late Oxfordian—Early Kimmeridgian French Jura carbonate platform highlights hiera...

    Authors: Nicolas Olivier, Elsa Cariou and Pierre Hantzpergue

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2015 108:189

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  44. The Penninic nappe stack in the Central and Western Alps was formed in a collision zone environment after the closure of the Penninic oceans in the Paleogene. This study reports Lu–Hf garnet-whole rock ages of...

    Authors: Sebastian Weber, Sascha Sandmann, Irena Miladinova, Raúl O. C. Fonseca, Nikolaus Froitzheim, Carsten Münker and Kurt Bucher

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2015 108:180

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