Tectonic Generation of Lowstand Turbidite Units in a Foreland Basin, Marchean Apennines, Italy

  1. L. E. Frostick2 and
  2. R. J. Steel3
  1. N. Capuano

Published Online: 16 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444304053.ch16

Tectonic Controls and Signatures in Sedimentary Successions

Tectonic Controls and Signatures in Sedimentary Successions

How to Cite

Capuano, N. (1994) Tectonic Generation of Lowstand Turbidite Units in a Foreland Basin, Marchean Apennines, Italy, in Tectonic Controls and Signatures in Sedimentary Successions (eds L. E. Frostick and R. J. Steel), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444304053.ch16

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Reading, UK

  2. 3

    Bergen, Norway

Author Information

  1. Istituto di Geologia Applicatà, Universita di Urbino, Via Muzio Oddi, 14, 61029 Urbino, Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 28 FEB 1994

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632037452

Online ISBN: 9781444304053

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Keywords:

  • tectonic generation of lowstand turbidite units in foreland basin, Marchean Apennines, Italy;
  • turbidite systems and depositional sequences;
  • lateral variability and source areas;
  • foreland basin of Montecalvo-in-Foglia;
  • MCF basin

Summary

Eight distinctive and cyclically arranged coarse-clastic bodies have been recognized within the Early Pliocene succession of the foreland basin of Montecalvo-in-Foglia, in the northern Marchean Apennines. Each clastic body is the product of a series of high-energy sediment gravity flows which originated by catastrophic events provoked by active tectonics but subject also to the significant effect of sea-level oscillation. Despite their widespread distribution, the clastic bodies were deposited rapidly, thus forming well-defined lithological markers, permitting the definition of the geometry and palaeogeography of the basin.