The Adria Microplate: GPS Geodesy, Tectonics and Hazards

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Nicholas Pinter
Springer Science & Business Media, 2006 - Science - 413 pages
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Tectonic motion of the Adria microplate exerts a first-order control on the tectonics, geology, seismology, resource distribution, and the geological hazards across a broad zone of south-central Europe and the north-central Mediterranean. Since its first application to geodynamical problems, GPS geodesy has gradually revealed the nature of motion and deformation for most active areas of deformation across the Earth. One of the last remaining regional-scale problems on the planet is the motion and associated deformation in the peri-Adriatic region. Selected local-scale studies have examined aspects of this motion, but to date no truly regional analysis or regional team has systematically attacked the full breadth of this problem. A NATO Advanced Research Workshop (ARW) was held in Veszprém, Hungary from April 4-7, 2004. This workshop brought together a distinguished international group of scientists working in the peri-Adriatic region to: (1) review research activities and results, (2) share technical expertise, and (3) provide a springboard for future collaborative research on Adria geodynamics. Areas of agreement were identified, as well as remaining areas of debate. In addition, attention focused on important scientific questions and the potential for international and interdisciplinary research in the future.

  

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Contents

Pleistocene Change from Convergence to Extension in the Apennines
21
Plate Tectonic Framework and GPSDerived StrainRate Field within
35
Inferences
51
Geologic Evidence of Adria Motion
71
GeoStructural Evidence for Active Oblique Extension in SouthCentral
95
Rates of Late Neogene Deformation along the Southwestern Margin of Adria
109
Convergence Zone between Eurasia and
133
Structural Styles at
151
Vertical Movements in Slovenia from Leveling Data
223
Geoid Determination in Serbia
237
Geodetic Measurement and Geodynamics
257
Geodetic Measurement in the Aegean Sea Region for the Detection
287
a GPS Study of Istria Peninsula and Adria
305
Crustal Deformation between Adria and the European Platform from Space
321
Seismology Seismic Hazard and Societal Impacts of Adria Tectonics
335
Seismic Hazard in the Pannonian Region
369

Geodetic Infrastructure and Technology
169
Consortium for Central European GPS Geodynamic Reference Network
183
Instrumentation for Terrestrial Measurements of Geodynamics and
209
Societal Aspects of Ongoing Deformation in the Pannonian Region
385
Author List
403
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