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Alpine-Mediterranean Geodynamics

Alpine-Mediterranean Geodynamics

H. Berckhemer (Editor), K. Hsü (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-67024-8 March 2013 American Geophysical Union 216 Pages


Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geodynamics Series, Volume 7.

The final report on geodynamic research in the Alpine-Mediterranean region would be incomplete without a brief historical sketch on the structure and activities of ICG-Working Group 3. It should also be regarded an appreciation to the members and sponsors of the working group who have taken, over many years, an active part in the life of the working group and thereby contributed to the remarkable progress in our knowledge and understanding of the geological evolution of this complex region.

A. L. Hales and C. L. Drake 1

H. Berckhemer 3

Editor' s Introduction: Alpine Mediterranean Geodynamics: Past, Present, and Future
K. J. Hou 7

Tectonic Syntheses of the Alpine-Mediterranean Region: A Review
A. G. Smith and N.H. Woodcock 15

Explosion Seismic Crustal Studies in the Alpine-Mediterranean Region and Their Implications to Tectonic Processes
P. Giese, R. Nicolich, and K. J. Reutter 39

Seismicity and Seismotectonic Stress Field in the Alpine-Mediterranean Region
A. Udias 75

Paleomagnetism in the Mediterranean Area
J. Van den Berg and J. D. A. Zijderveld 83

The Messinian Salinity Crisis in the Mediterranean. A Review
M. B. Cita 113

Mediterranean Back Arc Basins
F. Horvath and H. Berckhemer 141

Structure and Dynamics of the Alps: A Geophysical Inventory
H. Miller, St. Muller, and G. Perrier 175

The North Anatolian Fault
A. M. C. Sengor and N. Canitez 205