Adamello-Presanella and Brenta massifs are two distinct and adjacent mountain groups divided by an Alpine structural alignment which separates the Southern Alps into two distinct blocks characterized by different rock types. The Adamello-Presanella Massif is made up of intrusive igneous rocks and shows typical landscapes of high-mountain environments modelled prevalently by the action of glaciers. In the Brenta Massif limestones and dolostones crop out extensively which have been shaped into steeples, pinnacles, vertical rock faces and ledges by selective erosion. In this mountain group subsurface and surface karst landscapes have also developed. Owing to its extraordinary interest and geological-geomorphological value, these massifs are included in the European Geoparks Network and in the World Global UNESCO Network of Geoparks.

The Adamello-Presanella and Brenta Massifs, Central Alps: Contrasting High-Mountain Landscapes and Landforms

Baroni C.
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2017-01-01

Abstract

Adamello-Presanella and Brenta massifs are two distinct and adjacent mountain groups divided by an Alpine structural alignment which separates the Southern Alps into two distinct blocks characterized by different rock types. The Adamello-Presanella Massif is made up of intrusive igneous rocks and shows typical landscapes of high-mountain environments modelled prevalently by the action of glaciers. In the Brenta Massif limestones and dolostones crop out extensively which have been shaped into steeples, pinnacles, vertical rock faces and ledges by selective erosion. In this mountain group subsurface and surface karst landscapes have also developed. Owing to its extraordinary interest and geological-geomorphological value, these massifs are included in the European Geoparks Network and in the World Global UNESCO Network of Geoparks.
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