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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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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