Facies distribution on a carbonate ramp controlled by underground relief and subsidence (Late Eocene of the eastern Alpine Foreland Basin)

 

5. Underground Relief

Late Eocene sediments transgressed on a tectonically dissected and deeply eroded underground composed of Mesozoic sediments. The reconstruction of tectonical throws shows several basin-parallel troughs and swells, which influenced the distribution of Late Eocene sediments.

The fact that sediment thickness partially fit with the undergound relief suggests, that the figgured swells represent the original underground morphology during the Late Eocene transgression.

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