The idea that sedimentary basins can be compressed and uplifted – inverted – was born as early as the 1920s. However, the interest in inversion tectonics peaked in the late 1980s as documented, for instance, by a 1987 Tectonophysics special issue and a 1989 Geol. Soc. London book that soon became classics. Today few people will consider inversion tectonics a topic at the forefront of geoscience. This is not to say that nothing new can be learned about this phenomenon. Even the enormous variety of associated structures has probably not been exhaustively described and understood. The kinematics of inversion structures is particularly complex, and their mechanics a matter of debate. For instance, modelling studies have been used to suggest that reverse reactivation of normal faults can only occur in transpression, whereas studies from geologically recent cases with well-constrained stress fields do not necessarily support this observation. Inversion tectonics can coexist with or be superimposed on long-wavelength uplift that may or may not reflect a different set of processes altogether. We invite contributions dealing with all aspects of inversion tectonics from architecture over kinematics to dynamics and from field- or seismics-based case studies to analogue and numerical simulations, including also response of depositional systems to active inversion tectonics. New hypotheses challenging common wisdom are especially welcome.

Convener: Jonas Kley | Co-convener: Piotr Krzywiec
| Fri, 12 Apr, 08:30–10:15
Room K1
| Attendance Thu, 11 Apr, 14:00–15:45
Hall X2

Attendance time: Thursday, 11 April 2019, 14:00–15:45 | Hall X2

Chairperson: Jonas Kley
X2.141 |
Inversion tectonics during post-orogenic extensional collapse: a comparison between ancient and recent intramontane basins
Stefano Patruno and Vittorio Scisciani
X2.142 |
Shinsuke Okada, Toshifumi Imaizumi, Kyoko Kagohara, Tomoo Echigo, and Tatsuya Sumita
X2.143 |
Pablo Rodríguez Salgado, Conrad Childs, Patrick M. Shannon, and John J. Walsh
X2.144 |
Torsten Hundebøl Hansen, Ole Rønø Clausen, and Katrine Juul Andresen
X2.146 |
| Highlight
Richard Ghail, Philippa Mason, Christine Bischoff, Tom Morgan, and Jennifer Scoular
X2.147 |
Aleksandra Stachowska and Piotr Krzywiec
X2.148 |
Inversion tectonics in the southern North German Basin
Alexander Malz, Christoph Nachtweide, Sophie Emmerlich, and Lars Schimpf
X2.151 |
Thomas Voigt and Jonas Kley
X2.153 |
Jonas Kley, Hilmar von Eynatten, István Dunkl, and Annemarie Simon