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Deformation, fluid flow, and mass transfer in the forearc of convergent margins: A two-day field trip in an ancient and exhumed erosive convergent margin in the Northern ApenninesDeformation, Fluid Flow, and Mass Transfer in the Forearc of Convergent Margins: Field Guides to the Northern Apennines in Emilia and in the Apuan Alps (Italy)

By Francesca Remitti, Giuseppe Bettelli, Filippo Panini, Carlini Mirko and Vannucchi Paola


This guide provides background information and an itinerary for a two-day field trip in the Northern Apennines leaving from Modena and ending at Riolunato (Modena). The proposed field trip route leads through the Po Valley side of the Northern Apennines, in the Emilia region. The field trip provides opportunities to examine the exposed geological features related to a phase of early-middle Miocene convergence between the European and Adria plates. In particular, outcrops have been selected that exhibit features characterizing deformation in an exhumed plate boundary shear zone, interpreted as an erosive plate boundary shear zone. The sedimentary evolution and deformation of the upper and lower plates are also highlighted

Topics: subduction zones, fluid flow, mass transfer, erosive convergent margin, Northern Apennines
Publisher: 'Geological Society of America'
Year: 2012
DOI identifier: 10.1130/2012.0028(01)
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