This volume combines original data in various fields from the offshore Levant Basin and adjacent continental slopes and platforms.
The first group of papers document the tectonic structures and sedimentological patterns associated with the development of the Levant Basin. They identify the successive rifting events from the Late Palaeozoic to the Early Cretaceous, followed by a moderate tectonic activity. The contribution of external factors like global sea-level and climate changes to the sedimentation processes during the Mid-Cretaceous is discussed in the second set of papers.
The final group presents new kinematics and age constraints on the Late Cretaceous to Neogene tectonic phases and discusses the relationship of the structures with the closure of the Neo-Tethys and separation of the Arabia plate.
This collection of research papers demonstrates new concepts on the opening and crustal thinning of the Levant Basin and gives updated interpretations of the latter tectonic structures of the Levant.
HOMBERG, C. & BACHMANN, M. Evolution of the Levant margin and western Arabia platform since the Mesozoic: introduction
GARDOSH, M. A., GARFUNKEL, Z., DRUCKMAN, Y. & BUCHBINDER, B. Tethyan rifting in the Levant Region and its role in Early Mesozoic crustal evolution
MOUSTAFA, A. R. Structural setting and tectonic evolution of North Sinai folds, Egypt
YOUSEF, M., MOUSTAFA, A. R. & SHANN, M. Structural setting and tectonic evolution of offshore North Sinai, Egypt
CAMERA, L., RIBODETTI, A. & MASCLE, J. Deep structures and seismic stratigraphy of the Egyptian continental margin from multichannel seismic data
BACHMANN, M., KUSS, J. & LEHMANN, J. Controls and evolution of facies patterns in the Upper Barremian-Albian Levant Platform in North Sinai and northern Israel
FRANK, R., BUCHBINDER, B. & BENJAMINI, C. The mid-Cretaceous carbonate system of northern Israel: facies evolution, tectono-sedimentary configuration and global control on the central Levant margin of the Arabian Plate
WENDLER, J. E., LEHMANN, J. & KUSS, J. Orbital time scale, intra-platform basin correlation, carbon isotope stratigraphy and sea-level history of the Cenomanian-Turonian Eastern Levant platform, Jordan
MORSI, A.-M. M. & WENDLER, J. E. Biostratigraphy, palaeoecology and palaeogeography of the Middle Cenomanian-Early Turonian Levant Platform in Central Jordan based on ostracods
JOSEPH-HAI, N., EYAL, Y. & WEINBERGER, R. Disharmonic folds and associated faults along a flank of a Syrian Arc monocline
COLLIN, P.-Y., MANCINELLI, A., CHIOCCHINI, M., MROUEH, M., HAMDAM, W. & HIGAZI, F. Middle and Upper Jurassic stratigraphy and sedimentary evolution of Lebanon (Levantine margin): palaeoenvironmental and geodynamic implications
HOMBERG, C., BARRIER, E., MROUEH, M., MULLER, C., HAMDAN, W. & HIGAZI, F. Tectonic evolution of the central Levant domain (Lebanon) since Mesozoic time
HENRY, B., HOMBERG, C., MROUEH, M., HAMDAN, W. & HIGAZI, F. Rotations in Lebanon inferred from new palaeomagnetic data and implications for the evolution of the Dead Sea Transform system
M#LLER, C., HIGAZI, F., HAMDAN, W. & MROUEH, M. Revised stratigraphy of the Upper Cretaceous and Cenozoic series of Lebanon based on nannofossils
Al ABDALLA, A., BARRIER, E., MATAR, A. & M#LLER, C. Late Cretaceous to Cenozoic tectonic evolution of the NW Arabian platform in NW Syria