Geophysical Modeling of Contact Area Between Outer and Inner Western Carpathians (Slovakia)

  • Vladimír BezákEmail author
  • Ján Vozár
  • Josef Pek
  • Radek Klanica
  • Miroslav Bielik
  • Dušan Majcin
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The contact zone between the Outer and Inner Western Carpathians was investigated. The combination of different geophysical modeling (mainly magnetotelluric, gravimetric, and seismic) brings a new perspective to the understanding of deep crustal structures of this contact zone. The Klippen Belt is surface representation of this contact zone. According to geophysical modeling, the Klippen Belt is a narrow and shallow structure. In higher depths, the contact zone is represented by the Carpathian Conductivity Zone, which is deep shear zone between the European Platform and Inner Carpathian block. The shear zone origin is connected with transpressional movement of the Carpathian block towards the Northeast to the European Platform. The strike–slip shearing resulted in a flower structure in the contact zone.


Contact zone of the Outer and Inner Western Carpathians Geophysical modeling 



We are grateful for the partial support of the work by the APVV agency by means of projects APVV-16-0482 and 16-0146, and the Slovak Grant Agency VEGA by means of projects 2/0042/15 and 2/0091/15.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vladimír Bezák
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ján Vozár
    • 1
  • Josef Pek
    • 2
  • Radek Klanica
    • 2
  • Miroslav Bielik
    • 1
    • 3
  • Dušan Majcin
    • 1
  1. 1.Earth Science Institute of the Slovak Academy of SciencesBratislavaSlovakia
  2. 2.The Institute of Geophysics of the Czech Academy of SciencesPraha 4Czech Republic
  3. 3.Faculty of Natural SciencesComenius UniversityBratislavaSlovakia

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