Syntectonic Sedimentation and orogenic Systems

Sedimentary basins provide archives for mountain building processes, exhumation and erosion. Modern precise methods of sedimentology and sedimentary geology and computer modelling as well as detailed field studies together with information on sediment geometries, provenance and chemistry and geochronology of detrital minerals help to reconstruct basins and orogenies.

Tibet, China

Syntectonic mass-flow deposits of the Xigatze forearc basin, Tibet, China (© M. Wagreich).

Ostalpen, Österreich

Thick-bedded turbidites of the Rhenodanubian Flysch Zone, Eastern Alps, Austria (© M. Wagreich).