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  1. Seismic anisotropy and attenuation make claystone formations difficult to characterize. On the other hand, in many geotechnical environments, precise knowledge of structure and elastic properties of clay forma...

    Authors: Roman Esefelder, Britta Wawerzinek, Stefan Lüth, Rüdiger Giese and Charlotte M. Krawczyk

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2021 114:21

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  2. The Monte Rosa nappe consists of a wide range of lithologies that record conditions associated with peak Alpine metamorphism. While peak temperature conditions inferred from previous studies largely agree, var...

    Authors: Joshua D. Vaughan-Hammon, Cindy Luisier, Lukas P. Baumgartner and Stefan M. Schmalholz

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2021 114:20

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  3. The Hauterivian–Barremian series of the Jura Mountains were measured over more than 60 sections along a 200 km long transect between Aix-les-Bains (Savoie Department, France) and Bienne (Bern Canton, Switzerla...

    Authors: Antoine Pictet

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2021 114:18

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  4. Four historically documented large and potentially dangerous lacustrine waves in Swiss lakes show that these waves have been seiches (standing waves) triggered by sublacustrine slides; a statement which is in ...

    Authors: Christoph Siegenthaler

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2021 114:17

    Content type: Original paper

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  5. The Banchetta-Rognosa tectonic unit (BRU), covering an area of 10 km2 in the upper Chisone valley, consists of two successions referred to a continental margin (Monte Banchetta succession) and a proximal oceanic ...

    Authors: Alberto Corno, Chiara Groppo, Pietro Mosca, Alessandro Borghi and Marco Gattiglio

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2021 114:16

    Content type: Original paper

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  6. Gravity data retrieved from the Bureau Gravimétrique International and the Gravimetric Atlas of Switzerland have been used to evaluate their applicability as a subsurface investigation tool to assess key geolo...

    Authors: L. Guglielmetti and A. Moscariello

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2021 114:15

    Content type: Original paper

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  7. Fluid assisted Alpine fissure-vein and cleft formation starts at prograde, peak or retrograde metamorphic conditions of 450–550 °C and 0.3–0.6 GPa and below, commonly at conditions of ductile to brittle rock d...

    Authors: Edwin Gnos, Josef Mullis, Emmanuelle Ricchi, Christian A. Bergemann, Emilie Janots and Alfons Berger

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2021 114:14

    Content type: Original paper

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  8. An extensive subsurface investigation evaluating the geothermal energy resources and underground thermal energy storage potential is being carried out in the southwestern part of the Swiss Molasse Basin around...

    Authors: Damien Do Couto, Sylvain Garel, Andrea Moscariello, Samer Bou Daher, Ralf Littke and Philipp Weniger

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2021 114:11

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  9. The thermo-kinematic evolution of the eastern Aar Massif, Swiss Alps, was investigated using peak temperature data estimated from Raman spectroscopy of carbonaceous material and detailed field analyses. New an...

    Authors: Lukas Nibourel, Alfons Berger, Daniel Egli, Stefan Heuberger and Marco Herwegh

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2021 114:9

    Content type: Original paper

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  10. The Voirons Flysch (Caron in Eclogae Geologicae Helvetiae 69:297–308, 1976), is a flysch sequence aggregated into the sedimentary accretionary prism of the Chablais and Swiss Prealps. Its palaeogeographic loca...

    Authors: Jérémy Ragusa, Lina Maria Ospina-Ostios, Pascal Kindler and Mario Sartori

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2021 114:8

    Content type: Original paper

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  11. The Rocca Canavese Thrust Sheets Unit (RCTU) is a subduction-related mélange that represents the eastern-most complex of the Sesia–Lanzo Zone (SLZ), bounded by the Periadriatic (Canavese) Lineament that separa...

    Authors: Manuel Roda, Michele Zucali, Luca Corti, Roberto Visalli, Gaetano Ortolano and Maria Iole Spalla

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2021 114:6

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  12. This report summarizes the seismicity in Switzerland and surrounding regions in the years 2017 and 2018. In 2017 and 2018, the Swiss Seismological Service detected and located 1227 and 955 earthquakes in the r...

    Authors: Tobias Diehl, John Clinton, Carlo Cauzzi, Toni Kraft, Philipp Kästli, Nicolas Deichmann, Frédérick Massin, Francesco Grigoli, Irene Molinari, Maren Bӧse, Manuel Hobiger, Florian Haslinger, Donat Fäh and Stefan Wiemer

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2021 114:4

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  13. Exhumation of basement rocks on the seafloor is a worldwide feature along passive continental margins and (ultra-) slow-spreading environments, documented by dredging, drilling or direct observations by diving...

    Authors: Thierry Decrausaz, Othmar Müntener, Paola Manzotti, Romain Lafay and Carl Spandler

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2021 114:3

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  14. The rapidly collapsing glacial systems of the Alps produced a large number of melt-water lakes and mires after the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM) in the Late Glacial period. The Rhone-Aare-glacier system gave rise...

    Authors: Markus Egli, Guido Wiesenberg, Jens Leifeld, Holger Gärtner, Jan Seibert, Claudia Röösli, Vladimir Wingate, Wasja Dollenmeier, Pascal Griffel, Jeannine Suremann, Jan Weber, Mergime Zyberaj and Alessandra Musso

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2021 114:2

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  15. Microscale dating of distinct domains in minerals that contain relics of multiple metamorphic events is a key tool to characterize the polyphase evolution of complex metamorphic terranes. Zircon and allanite f...

    Authors: Alice Vho, Daniela Rubatto, Pierre Lanari and Daniele Regis

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2020 113:24

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  16. A revision of late Palaeozoic tectonics recorded in Tuscany, Calabria and Corsica is here presented. We propose that, in Tuscany, upper Carboniferous-Permian shallow-marine to continental sedimentary basins, c...

    Authors: Giancarlo Molli, Andrea Brogi, Alfredo Caggianelli, Enrico Capezzuoli, Domenico Liotta, Amalia Spina and Ivan Zibra

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2020 113:23

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  17. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Emmanuelle Ricchi, Edwin Gnos, Daniela Rubatto, Martin John Whitehouse and Thomas Pettke

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2020 113:22

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2020 113:15

  18. Many metamorphosed basement complexes in the Alps are polymetamorphic and their origin and geological history may only be deciphered by detailed geochronology on the different members including oceanic element...

    Authors: Franz Neubauer, Yongjiang Liu, Ruihong Chang, Sihua Yuan, Shengyao Yu, Johann Genser, Boran Liu and Qingbin Guan

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2020 113:21

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  19. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Elias D. Kempf, Jörg Hermann, Eric Reusser, Lukas P. Baumgartner and Pierre Lanari

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2020 113:20

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2020 113:16

  20. The pre-Alpine history of the Venaco-Ghisoni Unit, a continental unit belonging to the Alpine Corsica (France), was reconstructed on the basis of U–Pb dating of zircon and allanite. Zircon was separated from a...

    Authors: Maria Di Rosa, Federico Farina, Pierre Lanari and Michele Marroni

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2020 113:19

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  21. The Grobgneis complex, located in the eastern Austroalpine unit of the Eastern Alps, exposes large volumes of pre-Alpine porphyric metagranites, sometimes associated with small gabbroic bodies. To better under...

    Authors: Sihua Yuan, Franz Neubauer, Yongjiang Liu, Johann Genser, Boran Liu, Shengyao Yu, Ruihong Chang and Qingbin Guan

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2020 113:18

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  22. In the Western Alps, different shear zones acting at different depths have been investigated for explaining multistage exhumation of (U)HP units, and several exhumation models have been proposed for explaining...

    Authors: Stefano Ghignone, Gianni Balestro, Marco Gattiglio and Alessandro Borghi

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2020 113:17

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  23. Metamorphic olivine formed by the reaction of antigorite + brucite is widespread in serpentinites that crop out in glacier-polished outcrops at the Unterer Theodulglacier, Zermatt. Olivine overgrows a relic ma...

    Authors: Elias D. Kempf, Jörg Hermann, Eric Reusser, Lukas P. Baumgartner and Pierre Lanari

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2020 113:16

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2020 113:20

  24. Ion probe 208Pb/232Th fissure monazite ages from the Argentera External Massif and from the high-pressure units of the Western Alps provide new insights on its Cenozoic tectonic evolution. Hydrothermal monazite c...

    Authors: Emmanuelle Ricchi, Edwin Gnos, Daniela Rubatto, Martin John Whitehouse and Thomas Pettke

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2020 113:15

    Content type: Original paper

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2020 113:22

  25. This study presents geochronological and geochemical data from newly dated Permian granitic orthogneisses associated with the Eclogite-Gneiss unit (EGU) from the southernmost part of the Austroalpine nappe sta...

    Authors: Ruihong Chang, Franz Neubauer, Yongjiang Liu, Johann Genser, Wei Jin, Sihua Yuan, Qingbin Guan, Qianwen Huang and Weimin Li

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2020 113:14

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  26. The Mont Fort nappe, former uppermost subunit of the Grand St-Bernard nappe system, is an independent tectonic unit with specific structural and stratigraphic characteristics (Middle Penninic, NW Italy and SW ...

    Authors: Adrien Pantet, Jean-Luc Epard and Henri Masson

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2020 113:13

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  27. The Briançonnais Domain (Western Alps) represented the thinned continental margin facing the Piemonte-Liguria Ocean, later shortened during the Alpine orogeny. In the external part of the External Briançonnais...

    Authors: Michel Ballèvre, Audrey Camonin, Paola Manzotti and Marc Poujol

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2020 113:12

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  28. A collection of 81 plugs were obtained from the Humilly-2 borehole (France), that reached the Permo-Carboniferous sediments at a depth of 3051 m. Experimental measurements of physical parameters and mineralogi...

    Authors: Mahmoud Hefny, Alba Zappone, Yasin Makhloufi, Antoine de Haller and Andrea Moscariello

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2020 113:11

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  29. Although sauropodomorph dinosaurs have been known for a long time from the Late Triassic of central Europe, sauropodomorph diversity and faunal composition has remained controversial until today. Here we revie...

    Authors: Oliver W. M. Rauhut, Femke M. Holwerda and Heinz Furrer

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2020 113:8

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  30. Many of the valleys on the southern slope of the Alps are over-deepened, having bedrock valley floors well below sea level. This has typically been attributed to incision that occurred during the Messinian Sal...

    Authors: Sascha Winterberg, Vincenzo Picotti and Sean D. Willett

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2020 113:7

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  31. Following publication of the original article (Ghandour 2020), it was reported that the location map in Fig. 1 is modified after Speijer, but this was not mentioned in the caption of Fig. 1.

    Authors: Ibrahim Mohamed Ghandour

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2020 113:5

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2020 113:3

  32. The maximum temperature (Tmax) and subsequent exhumation reflect the relations between advective and conductive heat transport, which in turn depend on the tectonic evolution. To unravel these relations in an oro...

    Authors: Alfons Berger, Martin Engi, Silja Erne-Schmid, Christoph Glotzbach, Cornelia Spiegel, Rick de Goede and Marco Herwegh

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2020 113:4

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  33. A geochemical analysis has been conducted on twenty-six sediment samples spanning the P–E boundary interval collected from the Esna Shale in three well-dated stratigraphic sections in west-central Sinai, Egypt...

    Authors: Ibrahim Mohamed Ghandour

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2020 113:3

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2020 113:5

  34. Dinosaur remains were discovered in the 1860’s in the Kimmeridgian (Late Jurassic) Reuchenette Formation of Moutier, northwestern Switzerland. In the 1920’s, these were identified as a new species of sauropod, Or...

    Authors: Daniela Schwarz, Philip D. Mannion, Oliver Wings and Christian A. Meyer

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2020 113:2

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  35. The Theodul-Glacier-Unit (TGU) is a 100 m thick and 2 km long slab of pre-Alpine schist, gneiss and mafic rocks tectonically emplaced in the eclogite-facies Zermatt-Saas meta-ophiolite nappe (ZSU). The meta-se...

    Authors: Kurt Bucher, Tobias Björn Weisenberger, Sebastian Weber, Oliver Klemm and Fernando Corfu

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2020 113:1

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  36. The Kopet Dagh Mountains in NE Iran result from Cenozoic tectonic inversion of Triassic and Jurassic rifts that formed along the southern margin of the Eurasian continental plate. The Kopet Dagh defines an arc...

    Authors: Jonas B. Ruh, Luis Valero, Lotfollah Aghajari, Elisabet Beamud and Gholamreza Gharabeigli

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2019 112:348

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  37. Recent excavations from the “Paléontologie A16” project brought to light thousands of dinosaur footprints and numerous turtle remains from the Late Jurassic of Porrentruy (Swiss Jura Mountains). While most fos...

    Authors: Christian Püntener, Jean-Paul Billon-Bruyat, Daniel Marty and Géraldine Paratte

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2019 112:347

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  38. This study statistically examines the role of atmospheric blocking as a precursor of major seismic events. Atmospheric blocking archive and earthquake databases for the Middle East region are compiled for 2000...

    Authors: Mohammad Reza Mansouri Daneshvar and Friedemann T. Freund

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2019 112:343

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  39. Subsurface sedimentary strata in northern Switzerland, such as the Middle Triassic Upper Muschelkalk, are attracting interest as potential reservoirs for CO2 sequestration and for geothermal energy production. Ch...

    Authors: Arthur Adams and Larryn W. Diamond

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2019 112:340

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