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Sedimentary Basin Tectonics from the Black Sea and Caucasus to the Arabi an Platform

Series: Geological Society Special Publications Volume: 340

Edited By: M Sosson, N Kaymakci, R A Stephenson, V Starostenko and F Bergerat

Geological Society

Hardback | Sep 2010 | #187964 | ISBN-13: 9781862393080
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About this book

This wide area of the Alpine-Himalayan belt evolved through a series of tectonic events related to the opening and closure of the Tethys Ocean. In doing so it produced the largest mountain belt of the world, which extends from the Atlantic to the Pacific oceans. The basins associated with this belt contain invaluable information related to mountain building processes and are the locus of rich hydrocarbon accumulations. However, knowledge about the geological evolution of the region is limited compared to what they offer. This has been mainly due to the difficulty and inaccessibility of cross-country studies.

This Special Publication is dedicated to the part of the Alpine-Himalayan belt running from Bulgaria to Armenia, and from Ukraine to the Arabian Platform. It includes twenty multidisciplinary studies covering topics in structural geology/tectonics; geophysics; geochemistry; palaeontology; petrography; sedimentology; stratigraphy; and subsidence and lithospheric modelling.

This volume reports results obtained during the MEBE (Middle East Basin Evolution) Programme and related projects in the circum Black Sea and peri-Arabian regions.


Contents

Foreword and acknowledgements

Sedimentary basin tectonics from the Black Sea and Caucasus to the Arabian Platform: introduction

The Black Sea back-arc basin: insights to its origin from geodynamic models of modern analogues

Structure of the Earth's crust and upper mantle of the West- and East-Black Sea Basins revealed from geophysical data and its tectonic implications

The crustal structure of the Black Sea from the reinterpretation of deep seismic sounding data acquired in the 1960s

Methane in the northern Black Sea: characterization of its geomorphological and geological environments

Brittle deformation, palaeostress field reconstruction and tectonic evolution of the Eastern Balkanides (Bulgaria) during Mesozoic and Cenozoic times

Dating of the Black Sea Basin: new nannoplankton ages from its inverted margin in the Central Pontides (Turkey)

Cretaceous-Neogene tectonic evolution of the northern margin of the Black Sea from seismic reflection data and tectonic subsidence analysis

Seismic sequence stratigraphy, structure and subsidence history of the Romanian Black Sea shelf

The Early Mesozoic evolution of the Western Greater Caucasus (Russia): Triassic-Jurassic sedimentary and magmatic history

Evolution of the Late Cenozoic basins of Georgia (SW Caucasus): a review

Cenozoic-Recent tectonics and uplift in the Greater Caucasus: a perspective from Azerbaijan

Late Palaeozoic-Early Cenozoic tectonic development of the Eastern Pontides (Artvin area), Turkey: stages of closure of Tethys along the southern margin of Eurasia

Subductions, obduction and collision in the Lesser Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia), new insights

The Armenian Ophiolite: insights for Jurassic back-arc formation, Lower Cretaceous hot spot magmatism and Upper Cretaceous obduction over the South Armenian Block

New and revised radiolarian biochronology for the sedimentary cover of ophiolites in the Lesser Caucasus (Armenia)

Recent tectonic stress evolution in the Lesser Caucasus and adjacent regions

Late Cretaceous to Recent kinematics of SE Anatolia (Turkey)

Magmatism in the southeastern Anatolian orogenic belt: transition from arc to post-collisional setting in an evolving orogen

Alpine high pressure evolution of the eastern Bitlis complex, SE Turkey

Seismic images of crustal variations beneath the East Anatolian Plateau (Turkey) from teleseismic receiver functions

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