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New Frontiers in Tectonic Research

At the Midst of Plate Convergence

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

Copyright year: 2011

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1. Tectonic Evolution of the Active "Chelif" Basin (Northern Algeria) from Paleomagnetic and Magnetic Fabric Investigations

By Derder M.E.M., Henry B., Amenna M., Bayou B., Maouche S., Besse J., Abtout A., Boukerbout H., Bessedik M., Bourouis S. and Ayache M.

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

By Adel Rigane and Claude Gourmelen

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

By Taher Zouaghi, Rihab Guellala, Marzouk Lazzez, Mourad Bédir, Mohamed Ben Youssef, Mohamed Hédi Inoubli and Fouad Zargouni

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

By Domenico Patanè, Marco Aliotta, Andrea Cannata, Carmelo Cassisi, Mauro Coltelli, Giuseppe Di Grazia, Placido Montalto and Luciano Zuccarello

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5. Transtensional Tectonics Played a Key Role During the Variscan Cycle in the Sardinia-Corsica Massif

By Nello Minzoni

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6. Relationships between Lithospheric Flexure, Thrust Tectonics and Stratigraphic Sequences in Foreland Setting: the Southern Apennines Foreland Basin System, Italy

By Salvatore Critelli, Francesco Muto, Vincenzo Tripodi and Francesco Perri

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7. Two Tectonic Geomorphology Studies on the Landscape and Drainage Network of Chain and Piedmont Areas of the Abruzzi Region (Central Apennines, Italy)

By Miccadei Enrico and Piacentini Tommaso

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

By Tomislav Malvić and Josipa Velic

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9. Architecture of Kinematics and Deformation History of the Tertiary Supradetachment Thrace Basin: Rhodope Province (NE Greece)

By Adamantios Kilias, George Falalakis, Aristides Sfeikos, Eleftheria Papadimitriou, Agni Vamvaka and Chara Gkarlaouni

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10. The North Anatolian Fault Zone: an Evaluation of Earthquake Hazard Parameters

By Yusuf Bayrak, Hakan Çınar and Erdem Bayrak

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11. Tectonic Escape Mechanism in the Crustal Evolution of Eastern Anatolian Region (Turkey)

By Ömer Elitok and M. Nuri Dolmaz

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

By Uri Schattner

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13. The Qatar–South Fars Arch Development (Arabian Platform, Persian Gulf): Insights from Seismic Interpretation and Analogue Modelling

By C.R. Perotti, S. Carruba, M. Rinaldi, G. Bertozzi, L. Feltre and M. Rahimi

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