The northern periphery of the Bohemian Massif, including the Sudetes, is characterized by (1) local variation in the timing of marine transgression in response to dramatic differences in the underlying geological substrate and topography, (2) a large range of lithologic variation within the Cretaceous sediments, and (3) a clear sedimentary record of syndepositional geodynamic activity. During the Cretaceous, this area was divided into several sub-basins with well-defined tectonic frames, often with pull-apart structures driven by the regional strike-slip dextral geodynamic regime dominant throughout its post-Variscan history. The Cretaceous deposits in the Sudetes represent an excellent example of the interaction of global, regional, and local processes on sedimentation.


Led by Jurand Wojewoda, Alina Chrząstek and Stanisław Leszczyński.

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Late Cretaceous Geodynamics of the Sudetes area