Foreland Basins: An Introduction

  1. P. A. Allen and
  2. P. Homewood
  1. Philip A. Allen1,
  2. Peter Homewood2 and
  3. Graham D. Williams3

Published Online: 5 MAY 2009

DOI: 10.1002/

Foreland Basins

Foreland Basins

How to Cite

Allen, P. A., Homewood, P. and Williams, G. D. (1986) Foreland Basins: An Introduction, in Foreland Basins (eds P. A. Allen and P. Homewood), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PR, UK

  2. 2

    Institut de Géologiè, Université de Fribourg, Pérolles, CH-1700 Fribourg, Switzerland

  3. 3

    Department of Geology, University College, PO Box 78, Cardiff CF1 1XL, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 MAY 2009
  2. Published Print: 22 DEC 1986

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632017324

Online ISBN: 9781444303810



  • foreland basins - an introduction;
  • foreland basins - sedimentary basins' mountain chain front and adjacent craton;
  • lithospheric behaviour;
  • subsidence history and depocentre mobility;
  • foreland basin deposit petrography;
  • molasse deposits - analysis of late orogenic histories;
  • foreland basin evolution;
  • foreland basins - model with respect to sedimentation and tectonics