Various excursions are organized by different sections of the SGS. These trips are generally restricted to members of the SGS. If you would like to participate in any of the excursions, kindly register to the SGS.
STSG Excursion 2021 to the Aar Massif
The Swiss Tectonic Studies Group excursion visited the Aar Massif from 27-29 August, 2021.
The excursion was led by Lukas Nibourel, Marco Herwegh and Alfons Berger. Lukas Nibourel completed his PhD in Geology at the University of Bern in 2019. He studied the structural and thermo-kinematic evolution of the eastern Aar Massif in the Swiss Central Alps, and now works at the Georesources Switzerland Group at the Department of Earth Sciences, ETH Zürich.
The participants visited spectacular outcrops, mostly along the basement-cover contact, to discuss the structural and thermo-kinematic evolution of the eastern Aar Massif. The massif's deformation and exhumation history was reconstructed based on field observations and low-T thermochronological data. The influence of inherited normal faults on the distribution and geometry of Alpine compressional fault zones was another important topic.
The excursion guide is available on request at .