Evolution of the Levant Margin and Western Arabia Platform by C Homberg, M Bachmann

By C Homberg, M Bachmann

This quantity combines unique information in quite a few fields from the offshore Levant Basin and adjoining continental slopes and structures. the 1st team of papers rfile the tectonic buildings and sedimentological styles linked to the advance of the Levant Basin. They determine the successive rifting occasions from the past due Palaeozoic to the Early Cretaceous, by means of a reasonable tectonic task. The contribution of exterior elements like international sea-level and weather alterations to the sedimentation strategies through the Mid-Cretaceous is mentioned within the moment set of papers. the ultimate staff offers new kinematics and age constraints at the overdue Cretaceous to Neogene tectonic stages and discusses the connection of the buildings with the closure of the Neo-Tethys and separation of the Arabia plate. This selection of study papers demonstrates new ideas at the commencing and crustal thinning of the Levant Basin and offers up to date interpretations of the latter tectonic buildings of the Levant. The Geological Society of LondonFounded in 1807, the Geological Society of London is the oldest geological society on the planet, and one of many biggest publishers within the Earth sciences.The Society publishes quite a lot of top of the range peer-reviewed titles for teachers and pros operating within the geosciences, and enjoys an enviable overseas attractiveness for the standard of its work.The many parts within which we submit in include:-Petroleum geology-Tectonics, structural geology and geodynamics-Stratigraphy, sedimentology and paleontology-Volcanology, magmatic reports and geochemistry-Remote sensing-History of geology-Regional geology courses

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H. F. 1998. Mesozoic-Tertiary tectonic evolution of the easternmost Mediterranean area: integration of marine and land evidence. In: Robertson, A. H. , Emeis, K. , Richter, C. & Camerlenghi, A. (eds) Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results, 160, 723–782. Robertson, A. H. F. 2000. Mesozoic-Tertiary tectonicsedimentary evolution of a south Tethyan oceanic basin and its margins in southern Turkey. , Winchester, J. A. & Piper, J. D. A. (eds) Tectonics and Magmatism in Turkey and the Surrounding Area.

Asher volcanics) are found throughout the Levant rift belt (Figs 2, 3 & 11d ), except for the Palmyra Trough that was not active during this time. The Early Jurassic tectonic pulse appears to be particularly significant in the Levant region. e. Baer–Bassit, Antalya, Mamonia) continued to subside, although rift-related activity and volcanism generally ceased (Robertson 2007). The time and style of rifting activity in the Levant are relatively well constrained by outcrop, well and seismic data. The effects of this activity on the shaping of the Levant crust are less well understood and still being argued.

Druckman, Y. & Derin, B. 1975. The Triassic –Jurassic structure of Israel and its relation to the origin of the eastern Mediterranean. Geological Survey of Israel Bulletin, 65. Gardosh, M. 2002. The sequence stratigraphy and petroleum systems of the Mesozoic, southeastern Mediterranean continental margin. PhD thesis, Tel Aviv University. Gardosh, M. & Druckman, Y. 2006. Seismic stratigraphy, structure and tectonic evolution of the Levantine Basin, offshore Israel. In: Robertson, A. H. F. & Mountrakis, D.

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