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STRATI 2013 pp 665-672 | Cite as

Palaeogeographical Evolution of the Lusitanian Basin (Portugal) During the Jurassic. Part I: The Tectonic Constraints and Sedimentary Response

  • José Carlos KullbergEmail author
  • Rogério Bordalo da Rocha
  • António Ferreira Soares
  • Luís Vitor Duarte
  • Júlio Fonseca Marques
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Geology book series (SPRINGERGEOL)

Abstract

In this paper, we present the general tectonic framework that conditioned the evolution of the Lusitanian Basin during the Jurassic, when most of the filling of the basin was accumulated. The rifting episodes and the evolution of the basin’s geometry are presented and their close relationship with the main basin-wide unconformities is discussed. The unconformity-bounded sequences are briefly presented as a basis for understanding the evolution of the sedimentary environments. This constitutes the basic geological information to construct the palaeogeographical maps presented in Part II of this paper (this volume).

Keywords

Lusitanian Basin Jurassic Tectonostratigraphic evolution Unconformities Palaeoenvironments 

Notes

Acknowledgments

This is a contribution to project PEst-OE/CTE/UI4073/2014. The authors appreciate the thorough and constructive reviews by Cristino Dabrio, which significantly improved both parts I and II of this manuscript.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • José Carlos Kullberg
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Rogério Bordalo da Rocha
    • 1
  • António Ferreira Soares
    • 1
  • Luís Vitor Duarte
    • 3
  • Júlio Fonseca Marques
    • 4
  1. 1.Centro de Investigação em Ciências e Engenharia Geológica (CICEGe), Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia Universidade Nova de LisboaCaparicaPortugal
  2. 2.Departamento de Ciências da Terra, Faculdade de Ciências e TecnologiaUniversidade Nova de LisboaCaparicaPortugal
  3. 3.Departamento de Ciências da Terra and IMAR-CMAUniversidade de CoimbraCoimbraPortugal
  4. 4.Museu Mineralógico e Geológico, Faculdade de Ciências e TecnologiaUniversidade de CoimbraCoimbraPortugal

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