Field Trip 11

Rhaetian (Late Triassic) biotic and carbon isotope events and intraplatform basin development in the Northern Calcareous Alps, Tyrol, Austria

Wolfgang Mette, Christoph Korte, Leopold Krystyn, Nicolas Thibault, Micha Ruhl

Field trip guide (pdf)



North Tyrol is one of a few regions worldwide where the major global mass extinction event at the Triassic/Jurassic boundary is recorded in a continuous marine succession (Koessen Formation) and also hosts the GSSP for the Triassic/Jurassic Boundary (Kuhjoch section). Beside this outcrop of worldwide significance we will visit other beautiful outcrops where the evolution of the basinal facies of the Koessen Formation (Eiberg section) and its lateral transition into carbonate platform facies (Steinplatte) can be studied.

First day: Steinplatte + Eiberg section
Second day: Kuhjoch section
Overnight stay in Innsbruck (not included in the fee)

Physical requirements:
1.5 hour walk on a steep trail with 500m altitude displacement to the Kuhjoch section; about 60 minutes easy walk to the Steinplatte.

Complete hiking gear required, waterproof clothing recommended, catering for lunch

By minibus, from and to Innsbruck

Overnight stay in Innsbruck. Not organised by the field trip leaders and not included in the fee

Number of participants:
minimum 13, maximum 22

29.09.2016 & 30.09.2016  8:30 Innsbruck, Bus parking area behind SOWI building

29.09.2016 & 30.09.2016 ~ 18:00 Innsbruck, Bus parking area behind SOWI building

120 €  Including bus transfer; overnight stay in Innsbruck not included in the fee!

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