Gianni Balestro
University of Turin
GeomorphologyGeologyShear zoneOphioliteTectonics
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#1Andrea Festa (UNITO: University of Turin)H-Index: 19
#2Gianni Balestro (UNITO: University of Turin)H-Index: 10
Last. Andrea Succo (University of Parma)H-Index: 1
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Abstract The Canavese Zone (CZ) in the Western Alps represents the remnant of the distal passive margin of the Adria microplate, which was stretched and thinned during the Jurassic opening of the Alpine Tethys. Through detailed geological mapping, stratigraphic and structural analyses, we document that the continental break-up of Pangea and tectonic dismemberment of the Adria distal margin, up to mantle rocks exhumation and oceanization, did not simply result from the syn-rift Jurassic extension...
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#1Chiara Groppo (UNITO: University of Turin)H-Index: 3
#1Chiara Groppo (UNITO: University of Turin)H-Index: 21
Last. Franco Rolfo (UNITO: University of Turin)H-Index: 18
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#1Stefano Ghignone (UNITO: University of Turin)H-Index: 16
#2Marco Gattiglio (UNITO: University of Turin)H-Index: 10
Last. Alessandro Borghi (UNITO: University of Turin)H-Index: 13
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The 1:10,000 scale geological map of the Susa Shear Zone (SSZ) in the inner sector of the Western Alps, aims to describe the geological setting and tectonic evolution of a first-order Alpin...
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#1Gianni Balestro (UNITO: University of Turin)H-Index: 10
#2Andrea Festa (UNITO: University of Turin)H-Index: 19
Last. Yildirim Dilek (Miami University)H-Index: 52
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We present a regional synthesis of the structural architecture and tectonic evolution of the Western Alpine Ophiolites (WAO), exposed in NW Italy. The WAO represent the remnants of Alpine Tethys (Ligurian–Piedmont Ocean) that opened between Europe and Adria, and developed in four stages from the Middle Jurassic to Early Cretaceous. Emplacement of gabbroic intrusions into the extending lithospheric mantle of Europe–Adria marked the main magmatic event (Stage 1). Coalescent shear zones in the foss...
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#1Paola TartarottiH-Index: 15
#2Sara GueriniH-Index: 1
Last. Marco ScambelluriH-Index: 36
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The primary stratigraphic fabric of a chaotic rock unit in the Zermatt Saas ophiolite of the Western Alps was reworked by a polyphase Alpine tectonic deformation. Multiscalar structural criteria demonstrate that this unit was deformed by two ductile subduction-related phases followed by brittle-ductile then brittle deformation. Deformation partitioning operated at various scales, leaving relatively unstrained rock domains preserving internal texture, organization, and composition. During subduct...
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#1Gianfranco Fioraso (National Research Council)H-Index: 9
#2Gianni Balestro (UNITO: University of Turin)H-Index: 10
Last. Luca Lanteri (ARPA-E)H-Index: 3
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ABSTRACTDepending on its chemical and mineralogical composition, the serpentinite represents a peculiar rocky material, which plays a significant role in influencing pedogenetic weathering, vegetation ecology, geo-mechanical and tectonic processes, as well as gravitational slope failure. In serpentinite-bearing environments the response to gravitational stress is more effective than in other rock types. In the Monviso meta-ophiolite Complex (Western Alps), a close relation between landsliding an...
#1Stefano GhignoneH-Index: 16
Last. Chiara GroppoH-Index: 21
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#1Andrea SuccoH-Index: 1
#2Andrea FestaH-Index: 19
Last. Sara De CaroliH-Index: 1
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#1Gianni Balestro (UNITO: University of Turin)H-Index: 10
#2Andrea Festa (UNITO: University of Turin)H-Index: 19
Last. Paola Tartarotti (University of Milan)H-Index: 15
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