The Adria Microplate: GPS Geodesy, Tectonics and Hazards / Edition 1

The Adria Microplate: GPS Geodesy, Tectonics and Hazards / Edition 1

by Nicholas Pinter
     
 

Tectonic motion of the Adria microplate exerts a first-order control on the tectonics, geology, seismology, resource distribution, and the geological hazards across a broad zone of south-central Europe and the north-central Mediterranean. Since its first application to geodynamical problems, GPS geodesy has gradually revealed the nature of motion and deformation

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Overview

Tectonic motion of the Adria microplate exerts a first-order control on the tectonics, geology, seismology, resource distribution, and the geological hazards across a broad zone of south-central Europe and the north-central Mediterranean. Since its first application to geodynamical problems, GPS geodesy has gradually revealed the nature of motion and deformation for most active areas of deformation across the Earth. One of the last remaining regional-scale problems on the planet is the motion and associated deformation in the peri-Adriatic region. Selected local-scale studies have examined aspects of this motion, but to date no truly regional analysis or regional team has systematically attacked the full breadth of this problem. A NATO Advanced Research Workshop (ARW) was held in Veszpr m, Hungary from April 4-7, 2004. This workshop brought together a distinguished international group of scientists working in the peri-Adriatic region to: (1) review research activities and results, (2) share technical expertise, and (3) provide a springboard for future collaborative research on Adria geodynamics. Areas of agreement were identified, as well as remaining areas of debate. In addition, attention focused on important scientific questions and the potential for international and interdisciplinary research in the future.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402042331
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
12/22/2005
Series:
Nato Science Series: IV: (closed), #61
Edition description:
2006
Pages:
406
Product dimensions:
9.21(w) x 6.14(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Recent advances in Peri-Adriatic geodynamics and future research directions1
Pleistocene change from convergence to extension in the apennines as a consequence of Adria microplate motion21
Plate tectonic framework and GPS-derived strain-rate field within the boundary zones of the Eurasian and African plates35
Post-late miocene kinematics of the Adria microplate : inferences from geological, geophysical and geodetic data51
Paleomagnetic evidence for tertiary counterclockwise rotation of Adria with respect to Africa71
Paleomagnetic constraints for the reconstruction of the geodynamic evolution of the apennines during the middle miocene-pleistocene81
Geo-structural evidence for active oblique extension in South-Central Italy95
Rates of late neogene deformation along the southwestern margin of Adria, Southern Apennines Orogen, Italy109
The Albanian Orogen : convergence zone between Eurasia and the Adria microplate133
Late cenozoic tectonics of Slovenia : structural styles at the northeastern corner of the Adriatic microplate151
Recent monitoring of crustal movements in the Eastern Mediterranean; the use of GPS measurements169
Consortium for Central European GPS geodynamic reference network (CEGRN consortium)183
Geodynamic investigation in Bosnia and Herzegovina195
Instrumentation for terrestrial measurements of geodynamics and the main sources of disturbance209
Vertical movements in Slovenia from leveling data223
Geoid determination in Serbia237
Processing of geodynamic GPS networks in Croatia with GAMIT software247
Active deformation of the northern Adriatic region : results from the CRODYN geodynamical experiment257
Fragmentation of Adria and active decollement tectonics within the Southern Peri-Tyrrhenian Orogen, Italy269
Geodetic measurement in the Aegean Sea region for the detection of crustal deformation287
The PIVO-2003 experiment : a GPS study of Istria Peninsula and Adria microplate motion, and active tectonics in Slovenian305
Crustal deformation between Adria and the european platform from space geodesy321
Seismicity along the northwestern edge of the Adria microplate335
Seismicity of the Adriatic microplate and a possible triggering : geodynamic implication351
Seismic hazard in the Pannonian region369
Societal aspects of ongoing deformation in the Pannonian region385

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