décollement

Updated About encyclopedia.com content Print Article Share Article
views updated

décollement Literally, ‘unsticking’, a concept formulated by geologists studying the structure of the Swiss Jura, and dealing with the sliding and buckling of the Mesozoic cover over the crystalline basement. Triassic evaporites act as the ‘lubricant’ of materials in the Jura environment.

More From Encyclopedia.com


MORE ON THIS TOPIC