Tectonics of

continental margins

Neotectonic processes have been in the focus of studies conducted during several TTR cruises. In most cases the areas where these processes were encountered were also characterized by active mud diapirism/volcanism and related fluids expulsion. Manifestations of compressional tectonics were studied in the eastern Mediterranean collision zone, in the Sorokin Trough (Black Sea) and in the Gulf of Cadiz (Northeast Atlantic). In 1998-2001 neotectonic processes taking place on a passive continental margin west of Portugal and along the extention of the North Anatolian Fault in the North Aegean Sea were studied. Particular attention was paid to seismogenic and potentially tsunamigenic faults which might affect densely populated areas. A historical example is the 1755 earthquake and tsunami which destroed much of Lisbon.

margin
Selected publications:

Felser, E., Woodside, J.M. and van Hinte, J.E., 1998. Sequence boundaries and salt diapirism in the Balearic abyssal plain, Western Mediterranean. Geo-Marine Letters, 18, 172-177.

Limonov, A.F., 1998. Shallow structure of the eastern segment of the Mediterranean Ridge deduced from seismic and side-scan sonar data. Geo-Marine Letters, 18, 90-96.

Limonov, A.F., Ivanov, M.K. and Foucher, J.P., 1998. Deep-towed side-scan survey of the United Nations Rise, Eastern Mediterranean. Geo-Marine Letters, 18, 115-126.

Ben-Avraham, Z., Tibor, G., Limonov, A.F., Leybov, M.B., Ivanov, M.K., Tokarev, M.Yu., and Woodside, J.M. 1995. Structure and Tectonics of the Eastern Cyprean Arc. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 12, 263-271.

Robertson, A.H.F., Kidd, R.B., Ivanov, M.K., Limonov, A.F., Woodside, J.M., Galindo-Zaldivar, J., Nieto, L., and the Scientific Party of the 1993 TTR-3 Cruise, 1995. Eratosthenes Seamount: Collisional Processes in the Easternmost Mediterranean in relation to the Plio-Quaternary Uplift of Southern Cyprus. Terra Nova, 7, 254-264.

Robertson, A.H.F., Kidd, R.B., Ivanov, M.K., Limonov, A.F., Woodside, J.M., Galindo-Zaldivar, J., Nieto, L., and the Scientific Party of the 1993 TTR-3 Cruise, 1994. Probing Continental Collision in the Mediterranean Sea. EOS, 75, 233-238.