Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Fenster

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_704

Synonym: Window

When a nappe is cut by erosion, the underlying strata beneath the fault plane may be exposed, forming a window or fenster. A fenster is usually bounded by an exotic rock body with exposed rock outcrops composed of the lower rock layers and surrounded by faults.

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