Dynamics of Complex Intracontinental Basins

The Central European Basin System

  • Ralf Littke
  • Ulf Bayer
  • Dirk Gajewski
  • Susanne Nelskamp

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXIV
  2. U. Bayer, H.-J. Brink, D. Gajewski, R. Littke
    Pages 2-13
  3. Y. Maystrenko, U. Bayer, H.-J. Brink, R. Littke
    Pages 16-34
  4. M. Cacace, U. Bayer, A.M. Marotta, C. Lempp, C.M. Krawczyk, W. Rabbel et al.
    Pages 36-153
  5. G.H. Bachmann, T. Voigt, U. Bayer, H. von Eynatten, B. Legler, R. Littke et al.
    Pages 156-245
  6. J.K. Warren, J.L. Urai, Z. Schléder, C.J. Spiers, P.A. Kukla, M. Mohr et al.
    Pages 248-344
  7. R. Gaupp, P. Möller, V. Lüders, R. di Primio, R. Littke, J.L. Urai et al.
    Pages 346-458
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 459-519

About this book


Sedimentary basins host, among others, most of our energy and fresh-water resources: they can be regarded as large geo-reactors in which many physical and chemical processes interact. Their complexity can only be well understood in well-organized interdisciplinary co-operations.

This book documents how researchers from different geo-scientific disciplines have jointly analysed the structural, thermal, and sedimentary evolution as well as fluid dynamics of a complex sedimentary basin system which has experienced a variety of activation and reactivation impulses as well as intense salt tectonics. In this book we have summarized our geological, geophysical and geochemical understanding of some of the most important processes affecting sedimentary basins in general and our view on the evolution of one of the largest, best explored and most complex continental sedimentary basins on Earth: The Central European Basin System.


Fluid Generation and Transport Landscape Evolution Neotectonics Salt Dynamics Sediment Sedimentary Basin Fill Sedimentation Sedimentation and Tectonics tectonics transport

Editors and affiliations

  • Ralf Littke
    • 1
  • Ulf Bayer
    • 2
  • Dirk Gajewski
    • 3
  • Susanne Nelskamp
    • 4
  1. 1.RWTH Aachen, Lehrst. Geologie, Geochemie u. Lagerstätten Erdöl u KohleAachenGermany
  2. 2.GeoForschungsZentrum PotsdamPotsdamGermany
  3. 3.Universität Hamburg, Institut für GeophysikHamburgGermany
  4. 4.RWTH Aachen, Lehrst. Geologie Geochemie u. Lagerstätten Erdöl u KohleAachenGermany

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