Reflection of the Eastern Carpatians tectonic in thermal field

Heat flow density changes from 35-40 mW/m2 in the south-western part of East-European Craton and the Carpathian foredeep to 50-60 mW/m2 in the Outer Carpathians and to 80-120 mW/m2 in the Pannonian basin. Several levels of thermal field reflect main stages of tectonic evolution and feature of lithosphere structure. High heat flow anomaly was created by Cenozoic geodynamic processes related to collision of the European plate and Alcape microplate.

About correlation of Mesozoic and Cainozoic formations of Ukrainian, Slovakian and Polish Carpathians

The differencies in tire points of view of frontier Carpathian countries geologists as to the singling out and division of formations are pointed. Suggested in Slovakia ideas about principally new formative categories may be assumed as a basis of theirs correlation along ah Carpathian arc only after joint discussion of this problem by the geologists of different countries immediately on natural sections.

Tectonic zoning of the Carpathians in term`s of the terrane tectonics article 2. The Flysch Carpathian – ancient accretionary prism

The tectonic units of the Carpathians are considered in terms of the terrane analysis. The Flysch Carpathian nappes and Samdir molasse unit are regarded as the ancient accretionary prism. Growing the prism was caused by the Alpine subduction of the Carpathian Flysch basin basement beneath both the ALCAPA and Tisza-Dacia terranes. At the Cretaceous-Paleogene time the Fore-Marmarosh flysch prism was formed in the front of TiszaDacia terrane and the Pieniny Klippen Belt – Monastyrets–Magura – Duclya wedge was builded in the forland of ALCAPA one.

Tectonic zoning of the Carpathians in terms of the terrane tectonics section 1. Main units of the Carpathian building

The tectonic units of the Carpathians are considered in terms of the terrain analysis. Carpathathian orogen is build up of three main elements: microcontinental terrains, sutures and flysch-molasse accretionary prism. There are two main terrains: a northern ALCAPA and a southern Tisza-Dacia. Sutures (Fore-Marmarosh suture, Pieniny Klippen Belt and others), marking the ancient oceanic basins, bound these terrains. The Flysch Carpathians are regarded as the Cretaceous-Neogene accretionary prism.

Structure of the lateral extrusion in the Carpathians

Purpose. The aim is to identify the structural forms of the lateral extrusion in the Western Ukrainian Carpathians and to create the preliminary conceptual model of its forming. Methodology. Methods of the geological mapping and structural analysis were used. The analysis of the fault-related folds and others deformations including melange, restoration of the stress fields by the standard method using the conjugate shear fractures and decryption of the satellite imagery played an important role especially in the diagnosis of the strike-slip zones.