Übertiefte Talabschnitte im Berner Mittelland zwischen Alpen und Jura (Schweiz)

Christian Schlüchter
The occurrence of so-called "overdeepened basins" in the Swiss Plain is discussed and their sedimentary Upper Pleistocene filling described. The old theory explaining the formation of the lakes along the border of the Alps by tectonic subsidence of the Alpine Front is compared with more recent results of geophysical investigations in Swiss lakes, with the results of precise levelling by the Swiss Topographic Survey and with glacial erosion in the Alpine Foreland. Considerable "overdeepening" is...