STRATI 2013 pp 1223-1225 | Cite as

What Does “Volcanoclastic” Mean in a Distal Sedimentary Succession?

  • Andrea di Capua
  • Gianluca GroppelliEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Geology book series (SPRINGERGEOL)


Thick volcanoclastic sequences of distal sedimentary successions are exposed, along the Oligocene Alpine foreland (Molassa) and foredeep basins. Their significance is still ambiguous, partly because almost no volcanic centres are preserved. In this review, we take into account different features of the turbidite sequences to try to discriminate a possible synmagmatic signal in them.


Explosive volcanism Volcanoclastic signal Oligocene Alpine Molassa/foredeep 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Università degli studi di Milano-BicoccaMilanItaly
  2. 2.CNR—Istituto per la Dinamica dei Processi AmbientaliMilanItaly

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