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Collision and Collapse at the Africa-Arabia-Eurasia Subduction Zone

Product Code: SP311
Series: GSL Special Publications
Author/Editor: Edited by D J J van Hinsbergen, M A Edwards and R Govers
Publication Date: 14 May 2009
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The Mediterranean and northern Arabian regions provide a unique natural laboratory to constrain geodynamics associated with arc–continent and continent–continent collision and subsequent orogenic collapse by analysing regional and temporal distributions of the various elements in the geological archive. This book combines thirteen new contributions that highlight timing and distribution of the Cretaceous to Recent evolution of the Calabrian, Carpathian, Aegean and Anatolian segments of the Africa–Arabia–Eurasia subduction zone. These are subdivided into five papers documenting the timing and kinematics of Cretaceous arc–continent collision, and Eocene and Miocene continent–continent collision in Anatolia, with westward extrusion of Anatolia as a result. Eight papers provide an overview and new data from stratigraphy, structure, metamorphism and magmatism, covering the geological consequences of the largely Neogene collapse that characterizes the segments of interest, in response to late stage reorganization of the subduction zone, and the roll-back and break-off of (segments of) the subducting slab.

Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN: 1-86239-270-6
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 978-1-86239-270-0
Publisher: GSL
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 376
Weight: 1.02 kg

Contents

Geodynamics of collision and collapse at the Africa–Arabia–Eurasia subduction zone – an introduction, D D J Van Hinsbergen, M A Edwards & R Govers

Melange genesis and ophiolite emplacement related to subduction of the northern margin of the Tauride–Anatolide continent, central and western Turkey, A H F Robertson, O Parlak, & T Ustaömer

Tectono-stratigraphy of the Çankiri Basin: Late Cretaceous to early Miocene evolution of the Neotethyan Suture Zone in Turkey, N Kaymakci, Y Özçelik, S H White & P M Van Dijk

Oligocene–Miocene basin evolution in SE Anatolia, Turkey: constraints on the closure of the eastern Tethys gateway, S K Hüsing, W-J Zachariasse, D J J Van Hinsbergen, W Krijgsman, M Inceöz, M Harzhauser, O Mandic & A Kroh

Long-term evolution of the North Anatolian Fault: new constraints from its eastern termination, A Hubert-Ferrari, G King, J Van Der Woerd, I Villa, E Altunel & R Armijo

Mediterranean snapshots of accelerated slab retreat: subduction instability in stalled continental collision, M A Edwards & B Grasemann

Evolution of the southern Tyrrhenian slab tear and active tectonics along the western edge of the Tyrrhenian subducted slab, A Argnani

Geochemical and temporal evolution of Cenozoic magmatism in western Turkey: mantle response to collision, slab break-off, and lithospheric tearing in an orogenic belt, Y Dilek & S Altunkaynak

Insights from the Apennines metamorphic complexes and their bearing on the kinematics evolution of the orogen, G Vignaroli, C Faccenna, F Rossetti & L Jolivet

Sequential development of interfering metamorphic core complexes: numerical experiments and comparison with the Cyclades, Greece, C Tirel, P Gautier, D J Van Hinsbergen & M J R Wortel

The Itea–Amfissa detachment: a pre-Corinth rift Miocene extensional structure in central Greece, D Papanikolaou, L Gouliotis, & M Triantaphyllou

Neogene brittle detachment faulting on Kos (E Greece): implications for a southern break-away fault of the Menderes metamorphic core complex (western Turkey), D J J Van Hinsbergen & F Boekhout

Magnetostratigraphy of early–middle Miocene deposits from east–west trending Alasehir and Büyük Menderes grabens in western Turkey, and its tectonic implications, S Sen & G Seyitoglu

The structure of the Kythira–Antikythira strait, offshore SW Greece (35.78–36.68N), E Kokinou & E Kamberis

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