Active tectonics and recent dynamics of micro-displacements along major fault systems of the Eastern Alps registered in caves (SPELEOTECT)
2014-2017: Austrian Science Foundation FWF P25884-N29
Lukas Plan (Museum of Natural History)
Bernhard Grasemann (University of Vienna)
Ivo Baron (Museum of Natural History)
Ivanka Mitrovic (University of Vienna, Museum of Natural History)
Numerous field studies, seismic data, and GPS observations suggest ongoing activity along major tectonic fault systems in the Eastern Alps. However, discrete geological proofs characterizing the recent activity of individual fault systems are rather scarce. As tectonically damaged speleothems and micro-displacement measurements in karst caves have proven to provide unique quantitative information on neotectonic activity, this study aims on providing the first comprehensive and detailed assessment of the Quaternary tectonic activity and recent dynamics of micro-displacements along major fault systems of the Eastern Alps registered in caves.
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