In the Clusone Basin (a large intermontane basin filled by thick late Neogene-Quaternary sediments in the Middle Val Seriana, Southern Alps), two high-resolution seismic profiles have been acquired in order to reconstruct the geometries of the sediments that fill the depression, with a maximum thickness of more than 200 m as documented by available well data, and to define their relationships with the bedrock, consisting of Late Triassic carbonates. In addition to standard seismic reflection processing, a seismic refraction inversion technique has been applied. The integration of geological (both surface and well data) and seismic data indicates a complex history of the drainage patterns of the Clusone Basin, documenting a shift of the Serio River from a palaeodrainage toward the southeast (Val Borlezza) to the present situation, toward the south (Val Seriana): between the older and the present-day drainages an important depositional stage occurred, as documented by the thick sediments that fill the Clusone Basin, controlling the capture of the Serio River along the Val Seriana.

Late Neogene–Quaternary evolution of the intermontane Clusone Basin (Southern Alps, Italy) : integration of seismic and geological data / R. De Franco, F. Berra, G. Biella, G. Boniolo, G. Caielli, A. Corsi, F. Forcella, F. Lazzati, A. Lozej, A. Morrone, R. Tondi. - In: JOURNAL OF QUATERNARY SCIENCE. - ISSN 0267-8179. - 19:4(2004), pp. 409-421.

Late Neogene–Quaternary evolution of the intermontane Clusone Basin (Southern Alps, Italy) : integration of seismic and geological data

F. Berra;LOZEJ, ALFREDO;
2004

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In the Clusone Basin (a large intermontane basin filled by thick late Neogene-Quaternary sediments in the Middle Val Seriana, Southern Alps), two high-resolution seismic profiles have been acquired in order to reconstruct the geometries of the sediments that fill the depression, with a maximum thickness of more than 200 m as documented by available well data, and to define their relationships with the bedrock, consisting of Late Triassic carbonates. In addition to standard seismic reflection processing, a seismic refraction inversion technique has been applied. The integration of geological (both surface and well data) and seismic data indicates a complex history of the drainage patterns of the Clusone Basin, documenting a shift of the Serio River from a palaeodrainage toward the southeast (Val Borlezza) to the present situation, toward the south (Val Seriana): between the older and the present-day drainages an important depositional stage occurred, as documented by the thick sediments that fill the Clusone Basin, controlling the capture of the Serio River along the Val Seriana.
Basin evolution; High-resolution seismic data; Palaeodrainage; Southern Alps
Settore GEO/11 - Geofisica Applicata
Settore GEO/02 - Geologia Stratigrafica e Sedimentologica
JOURNAL OF QUATERNARY SCIENCE
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