A common feature of mesostructures that show WSW-WNW directions of maximum horizontal compression (σH) is that they generally occur in limestones and dolomites in Cenomanian-Turonian monoclines, whereas those mesostructures that point to NW-NNW σH directions are mainly joints that cut Eocene chalks in synclines. These observations are interpreted according to a "stress rotation" model which considers an early remote σH that was oriented WSW-WNW during the Cenomanian-Turonian period, and was later rotated clockwise to NW-NNW in the Senonian-Eocene.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Israel Journal of Earth Sciences|
|State||Published - 1 Dec 1999|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Earth and Planetary Sciences (all)