Articles | Volume 12, issue 10
Solid Earth, 12, 2145–2157, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-12-2145-2021
Solid Earth, 12, 2145–2157, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-12-2145-2021

Research article 30 Sep 2021

Research article | 30 Sep 2021

Dating folding beyond folding, from layer-parallel shortening to fold tightening, using mesostructures: lessons from the Apennines, Pyrenees, and Rocky Mountains

Olivier Lacombe et al.

Related authors

Regional-scale paleofluid system across the Tuscan Nappe–Umbria–Marche Apennine Ridge (northern Apennines) as revealed by mesostructural and isotopic analyses of stylolite–vein networks
Nicolas E. Beaudoin, Aurélie Labeur, Olivier Lacombe, Daniel Koehn, Andrea Billi, Guilhem Hoareau, Adrian Boyce, Cédric M. John, Marta Marchegiano, Nick M. Roberts, Ian L. Millar, Fanny Claverie, Christophe Pecheyran, and Jean-Paul Callot
Solid Earth, 11, 1617–1641, https://doi.org/10.5194/se-11-1617-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/se-11-1617-2020, 2020
Short summary
Uniaxial compression of calcite single crystals at room temperature: insights into twinning activation and development
Camille Parlangeau, Alexandre Dimanov, Olivier Lacombe, Simon Hallais, and Jean-Marc Daniel
Solid Earth, 10, 307–316, https://doi.org/10.5194/se-10-307-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/se-10-307-2019, 2019
Short summary

Related subject area

Subject area: Tectonic plate interactions, magma genesis, and lithosphere deformation at all scales | Editorial team: Structural geology and tectonics, rock physics, experimental deformation | Discipline: Structural geology
Biotite supports long-range diffusive transport in dissolution–precipitation creep in halite through small porosity fluctuations
Berit Schwichtenberg, Florian Fusseis, Ian B. Butler, and Edward Andò
Solid Earth, 13, 41–64, https://doi.org/10.5194/se-13-41-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/se-13-41-2022, 2022
Short summary
De-risking the energy transition by quantifying the uncertainties in fault stability
David Healy and Stephen Paul Hicks
Solid Earth, 13, 15–39, https://doi.org/10.5194/se-13-15-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/se-13-15-2022, 2022
Short summary
Virtual field trip to the Esla Nappe (Cantabrian Zone, NW Spain): delivering traditional geological mapping skills remotely using real data
Manuel I. de Paz-Álvarez, Thomas G. Blenkinsop, David M. Buchs, George E. Gibbons, and Lesley Cherns
Solid Earth, 13, 1–14, https://doi.org/10.5194/se-13-1-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/se-13-1-2022, 2022
Short summary
Marine forearc structure of eastern Java and its role in the 1994 Java tsunami earthquake
Yueyang Xia, Jacob Geersen, Dirk Klaeschen, Bo Ma, Dietrich Lange, Michael Riedel, Michael Schnabel, and Heidrun Kopp
Solid Earth, 12, 2467–2477, https://doi.org/10.5194/se-12-2467-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/se-12-2467-2021, 2021
Short summary
Roughness of fracture surfaces in numerical models and laboratory experiments
Steffen Abe and Hagen Deckert
Solid Earth, 12, 2407–2424, https://doi.org/10.5194/se-12-2407-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/se-12-2407-2021, 2021
Short summary

Cited articles

Ahmadhadi, F., Daniel, J. M., Azzizadeh, M., and Lacombe, O.: Evidence for pre-folding vein development in the Oligo-Miocene Asmari Formation in the Central Zagros Fold Belt, Iran, Tectonics, 27, TC1016, https://doi.org/10.1029/2006TC001978, 2008. 
Amrouch, K., Lacombe, O., Bellahsen, N., Daniel, J. M., and Callot, J. P.: Stress and strain patterns, kinematics and deformation mechanisms in a basement-cored anticline: Sheep Mountain Anticline, Wyoming, Tectonics, 29, TC1005, https://doi.org/10.1029/2009TC002525, 2010a. 
Amrouch, K., Robion, P., Callot, J. P., Lacombe, O., Daniel, J. M., Bellahsen, N., and Faure, J. L.: Constraints on deformation mechanisms during folding provided by rock physical properties: a case study at Sheep Mountain anticline (Wyoming, USA), Geophys. J. Int., 182, 1105–1123, 2010b. 
Amrouch, K., Beaudoin, N., Lacombe, O., Bellahsen, N., and Daniel, J. M.: Paleostress magnitudes in folded sedimentary rocks, Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, L17301, https://doi.org/10.1029/2011GL048649, 2011. 
Anastasio, D., Kodama, K., and Parés, J.: Episodic deformation rates recovered from growth strata, Pyrenees, Search and Discovery, AAPG Datapages/Search and Discovery Article #90291, AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition, Houston, Texas, 2–5 April 2017, 30553, 2017. 
Download
Short summary
This paper aims to illustrate how the timing and duration of contractional deformation associated with folding in orogenic forelands can be constrained by the dating of brittle mesostructures observed in folded strata. The study combines new and already published absolute ages of fractures to provide, for the first time, an educated discussion about the factors controlling the duration of the sequence of deformation encompassing layer-parallel shortening, fold growth, and late fold tightening.