Nappes by Mediterranean Interiors


In geology, a nappe or thrust sheet is a large sheetlike body of rock that has been moved more than 2 km (1.2 mi) or 5 km (3.1 mi) above a thrust fault from its original position. Nappes form in compressional tectonic settings like continental collision zones or on the overriding plate in active subduction zones. Nappes form when a mass of rock is forced (or "thrust") over another rock mass, typically on a low angle fault plane. The resulting structure may include large-scale recumbent folds, shearing along the fault plane, imbricate thrust stacks, fensters and klippes. The term stems from the French word for tablecloth in allusion to a rumpled tablecloth being pushed across a table.

Article Title : Nappe
Article Snippet :position. Nappes form in compressional tectonic settings like continental collision zones or on the overriding plate in active subduction zones. Nappes form
Article Title : Nappe (water)
Article Snippet :the air ventilation structure of a weir: free nappes, depressed nappes, and clinging nappes. A free nappe, which is ventilated to maintain atmospheric
Article Title : Nappe (disambiguation)
Article Snippet :Look up nappe in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. A nappe, in geology, is a sheet of rock moved more than 2 km above a thrust fault. Nappe may also refer
Article Title : Austroalpine nappes
Article Snippet :these nappes crop out mainly in the Eastern Alps (the Alps east of the line Lake Constance - Chur – Lake Como). Because the Austroalpine nappes consist
Article Title : Penninic
Article Snippet :The Penninic nappes or the Penninicum, commonly abbreviated as Penninic, are one of three nappe stacks and geological zones in which the Alps can be divided
Article Title : Helvetic nappes
Article Snippet :The Helvetic nappes (German: Helvetische Decken) are a series of nappes in the Northern part of the Alps and part of the Helvetic zone. They consist of
Article Title : Klippe
Article Snippet :terrains. The klippe is the remnant portion of a nappe after erosion has removed connecting portions of the nappe. This process results in an outlier of exotic
Article Title : Orlando Nappe
Article Snippet :Orlando Nappe (c. 1931 in Buenos Aires – 2007) was an Argentine footballer. He capped 121 matches (as a defender and as a midfielder) scoring 11 goals
Article Title : Gotthard nappe
Article Snippet :Tethys sea. In the south, the Simano and Adula nappes lie on top of the Gotthard nappe. The Gotthard nappe crops out in an elongated strip through the Central
Article Title : Giessen nappe
Article Snippet :The Giessen nappe (German: Gießener Decke) is a tectonic nappe in the southeastern part of the Rhenish Massif in western Germany. The nappe is an "alien"

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