Articles | Volume 10, issue 6
Solid Earth, 10, 2045–2072, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-10-2045-2019
Solid Earth, 10, 2045–2072, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-10-2045-2019

Research article 19 Nov 2019

Research article | 19 Nov 2019

Tectonic processes, variations in sediment flux, and eustatic sea level recorded by the 20 Myr old Burdigalian transgression in the Swiss Molasse basin

Philippos Garefalakis and Fritz Schlunegger

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AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (12 Aug 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (20 Aug 2019) by Elias Samankassou
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (12 Sep 2019)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (19 Sep 2019) by Elias Samankassou
AR by Philippos Garefalakis on behalf of the Authors (26 Sep 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (03 Oct 2019) by Elias Samankassou
ED: Publish as is (03 Oct 2019) by Elias Samankassou(Executive Editor)
AR by Philippos Garefalakis on behalf of the Authors (08 Oct 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript

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AA by Philippos Garefalakis on behalf of the Authors (13 Nov 2019)   Author's adjustment   Manuscript
EA: Adjustments approved (14 Nov 2019) by Elias Samankassou
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The controls on the 20 Myr old Burdigalian transgression in the Swiss Molasse basin have been related to a reduction in sediment flux, a rise in global sea level, or tectonic processes in the adjacent Alps. Here, we readdress this problem and extract stratigraphic signals from the Upper Marine Molasse deposits in Switzerland. In conclusion, we consider rollback tectonics to be the main driving force controlling the transgression, which is related to a deepening and widening of the basin.