Articles | Volume 11, issue 5
Solid Earth, 11, 1823–1847, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-11-1823-2020

Special issue: New insights on the tectonic evolution of the Alps and the...

Solid Earth, 11, 1823–1847, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-11-1823-2020

Research article 13 Oct 2020

Research article | 13 Oct 2020

Long-wavelength late-Miocene thrusting in the north Alpine foreland: implications for late orogenic processes

Samuel Mock et al.

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AR by Samuel Mock on behalf of the Authors (02 May 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (05 May 2020) by Susanne Buiter
RR by Claudio Rosenberg (20 May 2020)
RR by Giovanni Luca Cardello (01 Jun 2020)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (05 Jun 2020) by Susanne Buiter
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (04 Aug 2020) by Susanne Buiter
AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (11 Aug 2020)  Author's response
AR by Samuel Mock on behalf of the Authors (24 Aug 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (25 Aug 2020) by Susanne Buiter
ED: Publish as is (25 Aug 2020) by Federico Rossetti(Executive Editor)
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Based on thermochronological data, we infer thrusting along-strike the northern rim of the Central Alps between 12–4 Ma. While the lithology influences the pattern of thrusting at the local scale, we observe that thrusting in the foreland is a long-wavelength feature occurring between Lake Geneva and Salzburg. This coincides with the geometry and dynamics of the attached lithospheric slab at depth. Thus, thrusting in the foreland is at least partly linked to changes in slab dynamics.