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Provides an updated overview of the geological and geophysical characteristics of the Mediterranean region by integrating new and pre-existing data on surface geology, seismic profiles and mantle tomography, both on land and at sea. The CD-ROM includes sixteen lithospheric transects across the Mediterranean region and the surrounding areas. Each transect is accompanied by an explanatory text with figures as well as by a series of clickable insets providing data in support of the interpretation shown in the transects. An extensive bibliography is included.
From the Contents: The Mediterranean Area and the Surrounding Regions: Introduction; Mediterranean Fold-and-Thrust Belts; Mediterranean Marine Basins; Geological-Geophysical Baseline; Global Dynamics and Active Processes Exemplified in the Mediterranean; Record of Ancient Dynamics of the Tethyan Oceans, Ophiolitic Sutures, Mantle Tomography vs. Paleography of the Mediterranean Realm; Conclusions.- A Tomographic View on Western Mediterranean Geodynamics: Introduction; The Global Tomography Model BS2000; Interpretation of Model BS2000 for the Western Mediterranean Mantle; Analysis - The Geodynamic Evolution of the Western Mediterranean; Summary.- The TRANSMED Transects in Space and Time - Constraints on the Paleotectonic Evolution of the Mediterranean Domain: Introduction; The Western Tethys Main Plate Tectonic Constraints; The Geodynamic Evolution of Greater Apulia and Surrounding Regions; The TRANSMED Transects in Space and Time; Conclusions.- References.- Index.
From the reviews: "It provides the current state-of-the-art on the geodynamic architecture and history of the Mediterranean region ! . The TRANSMED Atlas is a very interesting work for those who are working in the Mediterranean and are in need of a concise overview of the current ideas on the geodynamic evolution of this particular region. ! A great asset of this atlas is the extensive, up-to-date reference list. The atlas is very well illustrated. The CD-ROM is, moreover, very user friendly." (Manuel Sintubin, Geologica Belgica, Vol. 8 (3), 2005)