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 Veszprém, 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.
Table of ContentsPreface. Introduction. Recent Advances in Peri-Adriatic Geodynamics and Future Research Directions; N. Pinter and G. Grenerczy.- Regional Tectonic Framework. Pleistocene Change from Convergence to Extension in the Apennines as a Consequence of Adria Microplate Motion; S. Stein and G. F. Sella.- Plate Tectonic Framework and GPS-Derived Strain-Rate Field within the Boundary Zones ofthe Eurasian and African Plates; C.Hollenstein et al.- Post-Late Miocene Kinematics ofthe Adria Microplate: Inferences from Geological, Geophysical and Geodetic Data; E.Mantovani et al.- Geologic Evidence of Adria Motion. Paleomagnetic Evidence for Tertiary Counterclockwise Rotation of Adria with Respect to Africa; E. Márton.- Paleomagnetic Constraints for the Reconstruction of the Geodynamic Evolution of the Middle Miocene-Pleistocene; L. Sagnotti.-Geo-Structural Evidence for Active Oblique Extension in South-Central Italy; L. Piccardi et al.- Rates of Late Neogene Deformation along the Southwestern Margin of Adria, Southern Apennines Orogen, Italy; L. Ferranti and J. S. Oldow.-The Albanian Orogen: Convergence Zone between Eurasia and the Adria Microplate; S. Aliaj.- Late Cenozoic Tectonics of Slovenia: Structural Styles at the Northeastern Corner of the Adriatic Microplate; M.Vrabec and L. Fodor.- Geodetic Infrastructure and Technology Recent Monitoring of Crustal Movements in the Eastern Mediterranean; the Use of GPS Measurements; G. Stangl and C. Bruyninx.- Consortium for Central European GPS Geodynamic Reference Network (CEGRN Consortium) ; I. Fejes.-Geodynamic Investigation in Bosnia and Herzegovina; M.Mulic et al.- Instrumentation for Terrestrial Measurements of Geodynamics and the Main Sources of Disturbance;R.M Kavanagh.-Vertical Movements in Slovenia from Leveling Data; B.Koler.-Geoid Determination in Serbia; O.Odalovic.-Processing of Geodynamic GPS-networks in Croatia with GAMIT Software;D.Medak and B.Pribicevic.-Geodetic Measurement and Geodynamics Active Deformation oftheNorthern Adriatic Region: Results from the CRODYN Geodynamical Experiment; Y.Altiner et al.-Fragmentation of Adria and Active Decollement Tectonics within the Southern Peri-Tyrrhenian Orogen, Italy ;J. S. Oldow and L. Ferranti.- Geodetic Measurement in the Aegean Sea Region for the Detection of Crustal Deformation; D.Delikaraoglou et al.- The PIVO-2003 GPS Experiment: a Study of Istria Peninsula and Adria Microplate Motion and Neotectonics in the Northeastern, Slovenian Corner ofthe Alps; J.Weber et al. Crustal Deformation between Adria and the European Platform from Space Geodesy; G. Grenerczy and A. Kenyeres.-Seismology, Seismic Hazard, and Societal Impacts of Adria Tectonics Seismicity along the Northwestern Edge ofthe Adria Microplate; F. Thouvenot and J.Fréchet.-Seismicity of the Adriatic Microplate and a Possible Triggering Geodynamic Implication; B. Muço.-Seismic Hazard in the Pannonian Region; L.Tóth et al.- Societal Aspects of Ongoing Deformation in the Pannonian Region; G.Bada et al.-Author List