What Does “Volcanoclastic” Mean in a Distal Sedimentary Succession?
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.
KeywordsExplosive volcanism Volcanoclastic signal Oligocene Alpine Molassa/foredeep
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