Field Trip 3

Metamorphic transect through the Eastern Alps: the tectonometamorphic evolution of the Western Austroalpine and Southalpine basement

Peter Tropper, Bernhard Fügenschuh

Field trip guide (pdf)


The visited area highlights the polyphase tectonic and metamorphic evolution along the Brenner base tunnel transect. While the Austroalpine units bear substantial information related to the Cretaceous evolution/orogeny, the Tauern window exposes units and rocks of European provenance, metamorphosed and deformed during Tertiary collision. With additional stops in the Southern Alps the excursion provides insight in the pre-Alpine evolution of this area. During the Neogene the final shaping of this area occurred in the context of lateral extrusion and exhumation.

Physical requirements:
Easily accessible for everybody, only very short walking times of less than 10 min at individual stops.

Waterproof jacket recommended.

2 Mini busses, from and to Innsbruck.

Hotel in Sterzing

Number of participants:
minimum 7, maximum 16

24.09.2016  8:00 . Innsbruck, Bus parking area behind SOWI building

25.09.2016 ~18:00 .  Innsbruck, Bus parking area behind SOWI building

150 € (including bus transfer from/to Innsbruck and accommodation)

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