Molasse Basin (Germany/ Austria)

The goal of this project is to reconstruct the Oligocene and Miocene uplift and erosion history of the Eastern Alps by investigating the sedimentary basin fill of the German and Upper Austrian Molasse Basin. We will decipher the propagation time scale of major uplift and erosion signals into the marine and freshwater strata of the Molasse Basin. This project is part of the PhD project of Julian Hülscher and is coadvised by Edward Sobel.

Outline of the Austrian Molasse

Outline of the Austrian Molasse

Outline of the Austrian Molasse study site including three-dimensional seismic-reflection data and sediment core provided by the Rohölaufsuchungs AG in Vienna.

Outcrop

Outcrop

Outcrop of Miocene Freshwater Molasse in the German Molasse Basin.