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Record number 302282
Title Neotectonics of the Roer Valley rift system; style and rate of crustal deformation inferred from syn-tectonic sedimentation
Author(s) Berg, M.W. van den
Source Netherlands journal of geosciences 73 (1995)2/4. - ISSN 0016-7746 - p. 143 - 156.
Department(s) Winand Staring Centre for Integrated Land, Soil and Water Research
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 1995
Abstract River sediments of the Meuse, Rhine and local Belgian systems have been preserved in various parts of the Roer Valley rift. Age-altitude positions of Meuse terraces provide a detailed record of neotectonic regional uplift. It shows accelerations and decelerations superimposed on a long-term average of 0.06 mm/a. These dynamics appear to be of plate-tectonic importance. Present-day uplift rates are an order of magnitude higher than the long-term average. Synsedimentary tectonics indicate periodic strike-slip movements along the graben-bounding faults. This points to punctuated changes in the stress field orientation related to the interplay of the Alpine and Ardennes-Rhenish Shield stress generators.
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