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  1. To reconstruct the timing of Alpine glacier advances onto the Jura Mountains, we sampled 17 Alpine erratic boulders within and beyond the LGM (Last Glacial Maximum) extent of the Valais Glacier along three tra...

    Authors: Angela Graf, Naki Akçar, Susan Ivy-Ochs, Stefan Strasky, Peter W. Kubik, Marcus Christl, Martin Burkhard, Rainer Wieler and Christian Schlüchter

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2015 108:195

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  2. This study combines structural and thermochronological analysis with published geochronological data to evaluate the tectonic evolution of the ductile Main Mylonite Zone and the adjacent brittle Ragga–Teuchl f...

    Authors: Andreas Wölfler, Wolfgang Frisch, Harald Fritz, Martin Danišik and Anke Wölfler

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2015 108:193

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  3. The Monte Rosa basement fold nappe, surrounded by other continental units of the Briançonnais s.l. domain and ophiolites of the Piemont Ocean, represents a major structure of the Pennine Alps situated at the b...

    Authors: Albrecht Steck, Henri Masson and Martin Robyr

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2015 108:188

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  4. Natural analogues have been previously used to support the safety case for direct disposal of spent nuclear fuel, but the focus of such work was very dependent on the key barriers of specific national disposal...

    Authors: Ian G. McKinley, Hideki Kawamura, Susie M. L. Hardie, Elizaveta Klein and Tara M. Beattie

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2015 108:186

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  5. The Silltal Fault is the northern brittle continuation of the Brenner Fault Zone, marked by a narrow zone of cataclasis and, in three locations, clay-rich fault gouges. The clay mineral composition of these go...

    Authors: Neil Mancktelow, Horst Zwingmann, Marion Campani, Bernhard Fügenschuh and Andreas Mulch

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2015 108:179

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  6. The geological disposal of radioactive wastes is generally accepted to be the most practicable approach to handling the waste inventory built up from over 70 years accumulation of power production, research–me...

    Authors: W. Russell Alexander, Heini M. Reijonen and Ian G. McKinley

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2015 108:187

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  7. The practice of utilising natural analogues in assessing the long-term behaviour of various components of geological repositories for radioactive waste is already well established in most disposal programmes. ...

    Authors: Heini M. Reijonen and W. Russell Alexander

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2015 108:185

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  8. A workshop was held in September 2012 in Braunschweig, Germany, to discuss the potential for natural and anthropogenic analogue studies to contribute to safety cases for radioactive waste repositories construc...

    Authors: Ulrich Noseck, Jens Wolf, Walter Steininger and Bill Miller

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2015 108:183

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  9. A report entitled “complementary considerations” has recently been published by Posiva, the organization implementing the spent fuel disposal programme in Finland. It is part of the documentation (called TURVA...

    Authors: Heini M. Reijonen, W. Russell Alexander, Nuria Marcos and Anne Lehtinen

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2015 108:181

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  10. In this study, the status of natural analogue studies in Korea is briefly summarized and applicability of existing natural analogue information to the Korean safety case has been evaluated. To enable effective...

    Authors: Min Hoon Baik, Tae-Jin Park, In Young Kim, Jongtae Jeong and Kyung Woo Choi

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2015 108:182

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  11. Monazite-bearing Alpine clefts located in the Sonnblick region of the eastern Tauern Window, Austria, are oriented perpendicular to the foliation and lineation. Ion probe (SIMS) Th–Pb and U–Pb dating of four c...

    Authors: Edwin Gnos, Emilie Janots, Alfons Berger, Martin Whitehouse, Franz Walter, Thomas Pettke and Christian Bergemann

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2015 108:178

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  12. This paper challenges the classical idea that the Val Marecchia Nappe, the highest of the north-eastern Apennines, is a nappe that originated from the External Ligurian Domain and consisting of Upper Cretaceou...

    Authors: Paola de Capoa, Marco D’Errico, Angelida Di Staso, Vincenzo Perrone, Sonia Perrotta and Valentina Tiberi

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2015 108:177

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  13. To investigate the geometrical relationships between folding and thrust faulting, we built a 3D geological model of the Helvetic fold-and-thrust belt in eastern Switzerland from several existing and two newly ...

    Authors: Paola Sala, O. Adrian Pfiffner and Marcel Frehner

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2014 107:168

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  14. The calc-alkaline Bergell intrusion is classically mapped as a main tonalite and main granodiorite unit, whose ages have been determined at 32 and 30 Ma, respectively. These units are separated by a mostly thi...

    Authors: Omar Gianola, Max W. Schmidt, Albrecht von Quadt, Irena Peytcheva, Pietro Luraschi and Eric Reusser

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2014 107:174

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  15. Based upon tectonic as well as facies arguments, two different Helvetic nappes can be distinguished in western Austria (Vorarlberg) and in southwestern Germany (Upper Allgäu): the Hohenems nappe and the overly...

    Authors: Michael Zerlauth, Hugo Ortner, Hannah Pomella, O. Adrian Pfiffner and Bernhard Fügenschuh

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2014 107:167

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  16. The Swiss Deckenschotter (“cover gravels”) is the oldest Quaternary units in the northern Swiss Alpine Foreland. They are a succession of glaciofluvial gravel layers intercalated with glacial and/or overbank d...

    Authors: Naki Akçar, Susan Ivy-Ochs, Vasily Alfimov, Anne Claude, Hans R. Graf, Andreas Dehnert, Peter W. Kubik, Meinert Rahn, Joachim Kuhlemann and Christian Schlüchter

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2014 107:176

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  17. Psephoderma alpinum is an armoured, durophagous placodont known from the alpine Late Triassic. Here we present a new, well-preserved isolated skull discovered in the Alplihorn Member (Late Norian...

    Authors: James M. Neenan and Torsten M. Scheyer

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2014 107:173

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  18. We used cosmogenic 10Be and 36Cl to establish the timing of the onset of deglaciation after the Last Glacial Maximum of the Reuss Glacier, one of the piedmont lobes of the Alpine ice cap that reached the northern...

    Authors: Regina Reber, Naki Akçar, Susan Ivy-Ochs, Dmitry Tikhomirov, Reto Burkhalter, Conradin Zahno, Aron Lüthold, Peter W. Kubik, Christof Vockenhuber and Christian Schlüchter

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2014 107:169

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  19. This study reviews and synthesizes the present knowledge on the Sesia–Dent Blanche nappes, the highest tectonic elements in the Western Alps (Switzerland and Italy), which comprise pieces of pre-Alpine basemen...

    Authors: Paola Manzotti, Michel Ballèvre, Michele Zucali, Martin Robyr and Martin Engi

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2014 107:172

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  20. In this study, we focus on the postglacial Chironico landslide in Valle Leventina, the valley of the Ticino river immediately south of the Gotthard pass (southern Swiss Alps). At Chironico, 530 million m3 of gran...

    Authors: Anne Claude, Susan Ivy-Ochs, Florian Kober, Marco Antognini, Bernhard Salcher and Peter W. Kubik

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2014 107:170

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  21. This report of the Swiss Seismological Service summarizes the seismic activity in Switzerland and surrounding regions during 2013. During this period, 699 earthquakes and 208 quarry blasts were detected and lo...

    Authors: Tobias Diehl, John Clinton, Toni Kraft, Stephan Husen, Katrin Plenkers, Aurélie Guilhelm, Yannik Behr, Carlo Cauzzi, Philipp Kästli, Florian Haslinger, Donat Fäh, Clotaire Michel and Stefan Wiemer

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2014 107:171

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  22. Epidote-rich eclogitic metagabbro forms a small body within the Lanzada Window, upper Val Malenco, where it is associated with serpentinites and supracrustal rocks of the Lanzada–Santa Anna Zone (LSZ), which l...

    Authors: Giles T. R. Droop and Déborah Chavrit

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2014 107:162

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  23. Extensional low-angle detachments developed in convergent or post-collisional settings are often associated with upright folding of the exhumed footwall. The Simplon Fault Zone (SFZ) is a Miocene low-angle det...

    Authors: Marion Campani, Neil Mancktelow and Gabriel Courrioux

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2014 107:163

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  24. The study reports new aeromagnetic and gravity data for the northern part of the Timok Magmatic Complex (TMC), East Serbia. The TMC is part of the Tethyan Eurasian metallogenic zone well known for hosting larg...

    Authors: Snežana Ignjatović, Ivana Vasiljević, Milenko Burazer, Miodrag Banješević, Ivan Strmbanović and Vladica Cvetković

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2014 107:161

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  25. The construction of the A16-Transjurane motorway revealed evidence of Holocene sediment sequences in the Delémont valley (Canton of Jura, Switzerland). Certain processes begin during the Younger Dryas. Pine f...

    Authors: Michel Guélat and Hervé Richard

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2014 107:160

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  26. The Dent Blanche Tectonic System (DBTS) is a composite thrust sheet derived from the previously thinned passive Adriatic continental margin. A kilometric high-strain zone, the Roisan-Cignana Shear Zone (RCSZ) ...

    Authors: Paola Manzotti, Michele Zucali, Michel Ballèvre, Martin Robyr and Martin Engi

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2014 107:157

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  27. U–Pb zircon analyses from three meta-igneous and two metasedimentary rocks from the Siviez-Mischabel nappe in the western Swiss Alps are presented, and are used to derive an evolutionary history spanning from ...

    Authors: T. Scheiber, J. Berndt, K. Mezger and O. A. Pfiffner

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2014 107:156

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  28. This study analyses the regressive phase of the marine Froidefontaine Subgroup and the subsequent fluvio-lacustrine Niederroedern formation in the southern Upper Rhine Graben during the Late Rupelian and the p...

    Authors: Claudius Pirkenseer, Jean-Pierre Berger† and Bettina Reichenbacher

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2013 106:146

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  29. Three species from different stratigraphical levels of the Cretaceous of the Helvetic Alps are described. (1) Rhynchonellid specimens from the upper Öhrli-Kalk (Öhrli Formation, Late Berriasian) of NE Switzerl...

    Authors: Heinz Sulser, Georg Friebe and Peter Kürsteiner

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2013 106:144

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  30. Oligocene–Miocene chronostratigraphic correlations within the Paratethys domain are still highly controversial. This study focuses on the late Early Miocene of the Swiss and S-German Molasse Basin (Late Burdig...

    Authors: Bettina Reichenbacher, Wout Krijgsman, Yannick Lataster, Martina Pippèrr, Christiaan G. C. Van Baak, Liao Chang, Daniel Kälin, Jürg Jost, Gerhard Doppler, Dietmar Jung, Jérôme Prieto, Hayfaa Abdul Aziz, Madelaine Böhme, Jennifer Garnish, Uwe Kirscher and Valerian Bachtadse

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2013 106:142

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  31. A new molasse outcrop at Dürrenberg (Canton Jura, NW Switzerland) yielded 53 micromammal teeth. The coexistence of the rodent taxa Blainvillimys cf. helmeri Vianey-Liaud, 1972, Theridomys cf. lembronicus Bravard,...

    Authors: Daniel Kälin

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2013 106:141

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  32. The biostratigraphy and diversity patterns of terrestrial, hoofed mammals help to understand the transition between the Palaeogene and the Neogene in Western Europe. Three phases are highlighted: (1) the begin...

    Authors: Laureline Scherler, Bastien Mennecart, Florent Hiard and Damien Becker

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2013 106:140

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  33. Ostracods are a common microfaunal element of the Kimmeridgian of the Jura Mountains in NW Switzerland. The stratigraphical subdivision within the Kimmeridgian can as clearly be inferred from ostracods as it i...

    Authors: Ulla Schudack, Michael Schudack, Daniel Marty and Gaël Comment

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2013 106:138

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  34. Because of the lack of genetic control on extinct species, the morphologic approach remains the only way of identifying fossil Foraminifera. In addition to comparative description of gross shell morphology, mo...

    Authors: Monica Constandache, Florence Yerly and Silvia Spezzaferri

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2013 106:134

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  35. A recently discovered fish assemblage from the “Schistes à Meletta” facies (Lower Oligocene) of the Glières Plateau, Bornes Massif, Haute–Savoie, eastern France is described. The assemblage, comprising specime...

    Authors: Antoine Pictet, Jérôme Chablais and Lionel Cavin

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2013 106:130

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  36. The Agenian is the earliest Neogene European Land Mammal Age. It encompasses the mammalian zones MN1 (23.03–22.7 Ma) and MN2 (22.7–20.0 Ma) and roughly coincides with the Aquitanian standard age. Agenian mamma...

    Authors: Pierre-Olivier Antoine and Damien Becker

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2013 106:126

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  37. Nouvelle description de l’incertae sedis Calcicarpinum? fallax. Détermination de son âge oligocène supérieur et de sa répartition biogéographique. Il s’agit d’un nucule de Boraginaceae désormais nommé Boraginocar...

    Authors: Jean-Pierre Berger †, Margaret E. Collinson and Marc Weidmann

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2013 106:124

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