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Dynamic Tectonics and Karst

  • Points out the significant role of tectonic stress fields as an influencing factor on karst processes
  • Exposes a complex methodological approach for paleoseismological studies in karstic caves
  • Demonstrates the importance of the movement of the tectonic block itself during the process of rupturing and displacement along active or capable faults

Series: Cave and Karst Systems of the World

By: Stefan Shanov(Author), Konstantin Kostov(Author)

123 pages, 25 colour & 94 b/w photos and illustrations


Hardback | Sep 2014 | #223848 | ISBN-13: 9783662439913
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About this book

The karstic caves are favorable sites for tectonic events detecting, representing a conservative medium of three-dimensional framework where the tectonic deformations are well preserved. They also provide an environment conducive to dating and determining the geometrical parameters of past seismotectonic events. During the last three decades the study of dynamic tectonics and recent geodynamics in karst terrains has been subject of numerous publications, but it has not been systematically approached in a comprehensive monograph. Dynamic Tectonics and Karst collects the current state of knowledge on the relationship between karst and dynamic tectonics and presents a new methodology to its study. It puts forward several approaches for studying of recent geodynamics in karst terrains, such as tectonic stress fields reconstructions using structural analysis of the fracturing, geophysical studies of the rock anisotropy and fault-plane solutions from earthquakes, analysis of the spatial orientation and absolute dating of deformed speleothems, instrumental and mechanical measurements, monitoring and modeling – all supported with case studies from several karst areas worldwide, e.g. in Albania, Bulgaria, Cuba and France.


- Tectonic control on karst evolution
- Tectonic stress fields and karst
- Recent geodynamics and karst

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