Articles | Volume 11, issue 2
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-11-287-2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-11-287-2020
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04 Mar 2020
Research article |  | 04 Mar 2020

Tectonic inheritance controls nappe detachment, transport and stacking in the Helvetic nappe system, Switzerland: insights from thermomechanical simulations

Dániel Kiss, Thibault Duretz, and Stefan Markus Schmalholz

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In this paper, we investigate the physical mechanisms of tectonic nappe formation by high-resolution numerical modeling. Tectonic nappes are key structural features of many mountain chains which are packets of rocks displaced, sometimes even up to 100 km, from their original position. However, the physical mechanisms involved are not fully understood. We solve numerical equations of fluid and solid dynamics to improve our knowledge. The results are compared with data from the Helvetic Alps.