distribution on a carbonate ramp controlled by underground relief and subsidence
(Late Eocene of the eastern Alpine Foreland Basin)
This site presents
data on a mixed carbonate/siliciclastic ramp in the Alpine Foreland of
Upper Austria. You will find a description of the carbonate facies as well
as the distribution of facies patterns in time and space.
The problem (page 2)
and study aims (page 3)
sections give a short introduction. Subsidence
(page 4) and underground
(page 5) summarize the geological background and features of the pre-Eocene relief.
The facies chapter (pages
6-11) describes the six different carbonate facies, dominated by coralline
algae and larger foraminifera. Finally, the reconstruction
(pages 12-14) interprets the depositional environments by three steps. Each link contains
one or two images.
This study is published by:
RASSER, M. W., 2000. Coralline red algal
limestones of the Late Eocene Alpine Foreland Basin in Upper Austria: component
analysis, facies and palecology. - Facies, 42: 59-92.
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