Continental Tectonics in Central and Eastern Europe



The Pannonian Basin is often cited as one of the major continental basins formed by extension of the lithosphere. Twenty-five years after the classic work in which the subsidence of the basin was quantified using the analytical models developed by D. McKenzie (Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 1978) and L. Royden et al. (Tectonics, 1983), a workshop entitled Collision and Extension in the Alpine-Carpathian-Pannonian System was held in Siófok, Hungary. The workshop, sponsored by The Royal Society, Eötvös Loránd University (Hungarian Scientific Research Fund (OTKA) project NK60455), and the University of Leeds, elicited contributions from specialists working in a broad range of geophysical, geochemical, and geological disciplines.