The Adria Microplate: GPS Geodesy, Tectonics and Hazards

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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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Recent Advances in PeriAdriatic Geodynamics and Future Research Directions
Pleistocene Change from Convergence to Extension in the Apennines as a Consequence of Adria Microplate Motion
Plate Tectonic Framework and GPSDerived StrainRate Field within the Boundary Zones of the Eurasian and African Plates
Inferences from Geological Geophysical and Geodetic Data
Paleomegnetic Evidence for Tertiary Counterclockwise Rotation of Adria with Respect to Africa
Paleomagnetic Evidence for the Reconstruction of the Geodynamic Evolution of the Apennines During the Middle MiocenePleistocene
GeoStructural Evidence for Active Oblique Extension in SouthCentral Italy
Rates of Late Neogene Deformation along the Southwestern Margin of Adria Southern Apennines Orogen Italy
Vertical Movements in Slovenia from Leveling Data
Geoid Determination in Serbia
Processing of Geodynamic GPS networks in Croatia with GAMIT Software
Results from the CRODYN geodynamical experiment
Fragmentation of Adria and Active Decollement Tectonics within the Southern PeriTyrrhenian Orogen Italy
Geodetic Measurement in the Aegean Sea Region for the Detection of Crustal Deformation
a GPS Study of Istria Penincula and Adria Microplate Motion and Active Tectonics in Slovenia
Crustal Deformation between Adria and the European Platform from Space Geodesy

Convergence Zone between Eurasia and the Adria Microplate
Structural Styles at the Northeastern Corner of the Adriatic Microplate
the Use of GPS Measurements
Consortium for Central European GPS Geodynamic Reference Network CEGRN Consortium
Geodynamic Investigation in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Instrumentation for Terrestrial Measurements of Geodynamics and the Main Sources of Disturbance
Seismicity along the Northwestern Edge of the Adria Microplate
Geodynamic Implication
Seismic Hazard in the Pannonian Region
Societal Aspects of Ongoing Deformation in the Pannonian Region
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Eric Dezenhall is the founder and CEO of Dezenhall Resources, one of the nations leading crisis management firms. He represents many clients in industries such as consumer products, entertainment, law enforcement, health care, and pharmaceuticals.
John Weber is the president of Dezenhall Resources.

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