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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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

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

  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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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