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New Frontiers in Tectonic Research

At the Midst of Plate Convergence

Edited by Uri Schattner

University of Haifa, Israel

Ocean closure involves a variety of converging tectonic processes that reshape shrinking basins, their adjacent margins and the entire earth underneath. Following continental breakup, margin formation and sediment accumulation, tectonics normally relaxes and the margins become passive for millions of years. However, when final convergence is at the gate, the passive days of any ocean and its margins are over or soon will be. The fate of the Mediterranean and Persian Gulf is seemingly known beforehand, as they are nestled in the midst of Africa-Arabia plate convergence with Eurasia. Over millions of years through the Cenozoic era they progressively shriveled, leaving only a glimpse of the Tethys Ocean. Eventually, the basins will adhere to the Alpine-Himalaya orogen and dissipate. This book focuses on a unique stage in the ocean closure process, when significant convergence already induced major deformations, yet the inter-plate basins and margins still record the geological history.

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New Frontiers in Tectonic ResearchAt the Midst of Plate ConvergenceEdited by Uri Schattner

Published: August 9th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/1766

ISBN: 978-953-307-594-5

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4460-1

Copyright year: 2011

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2. Tunisian Transtensive Basins in Tethyan Geodynamic Context and Their Post-Tortonian Inversion

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3. The Chotts Fold Belt of Southern Tunisia, North African Margin: Structural Pattern, Evolution, and Regional Geodynamic Implications

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4. Interplay between Tectonics and Mount Etna’s Volcanism: Insights into the Geometry of the Plumbing System

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8. Neogene Tectonics in Croatian Part of the Pannonian Basin and Reflectance in Hydrocarbon Accumulations

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12. Early-to-mid Pleistocene Tectonic Transition Across the Eastern Mediterranean Influences the Course of Human History

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