CROP Project

CROP Project

Deep Seismic Exploration of the Central Mediterranean and Italy

1st Edition - December 12, 2005

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  • Editor: I.R. Finetti
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080457604

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CROP Project: Deep Seismic Exploration of the Central Mediterranean and Italy presents and discusses new data ranging from Alps to Africa, obtained by the CROP PROJECT (transcrustal seismic exploration of the Mediterranean and Italy). New lithospheric imagings of relevant importance for understanding disputed topics are provided. Alps, Apennines, Calabrian Arc, Sicilian Apennine, Maghrebian Chain, Corso-Sardinian Block, paleo-basins (Ionian, Alpine Tethys), neo-basins (Balearic and Tyrrhenian) are innovatively reconstructed.

Key Features

  • Provides new data from the Alps to Africa
  • Presents interpretation of the CROP seismic network data
  • Offers a stepwise increase in information with new data for further studies


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Table of Contents

  • Section 1. Previous main broad geophysical and geological explorations.
    1. Review of the main results of the pioneering MS seismic exploration programme in the deep water of the Mediterranean Sea
    2. Review of seismic wide-angle reflection-refraction (WARR) results in the Italian region (1956-1987)
    3. Gravity and magnetic fields of the central mediterranean region
    4. Bedrock geology of the Tyrrhenian Sea

    Section 2. Crop seismic data acquisition and processing.
    5. Crop seismic data acqusition, processing and interpretive reprocessing

    Section 3. Opening of the Ionian and Alpine Neotethyan Oceans.
    6. Ionian and Alpine Oceans Neotethyan opening

    Section 4. The Alps.
    7. Crustal tectono-stratigraphic sections across the western and eastern Alps from ECORS-CROP and transalp seismic data

    Section 5. The Apennines-Calabrian Arc-Sicilian/Maghrebian chain.
    8. Lithospheric tectono-stratigraphic setting of the Ligurian Sea-Northern Apennines-Adriatic foreland from integrated crop seismic data
    9. Crustal geologic section across central Italy from the Corsica Basin to the Adriatic Sea, based on geological and crop seismic data
    10. Understanding the ionides and their geodynamics
    11. Ionian tethydes in the Southern Apennines
    12. Crustal tectono-stratigraphy and geodynamics of the Southern Apennines from crop and other integrated geophysical - geological data
    13. Magnetotelluric profiling along the crop-04 section in the Southern Apennines
    14. Multiscale derivative analysis of the gravity and magnetic fields of Southern Apennines (Italy)
    15. Geological outline of Sicily and lithospheric tectono-dynamics of its Tyrrhenian margin from new crop seismic data
    16. Comparative NV and WA seismic modelling of sections in the Tyrrhenian Sea
    17. The Calabrian Arc and subducting Ionian slab from new crop seismic data

    Section 6. The Corso-Sardinian block.
    18. Crustal tectono-stratigraphic setting and geodynamics of the Corso-Sardinian block from new crop seismic data

    Section 7. Deep paleo-neo-basins.
    19. Crustal tectono-stratigraphy of the Ionian Sea from integrated new crop seismic data
    20. Lithospheric tectono-dynamics of the Balearic basin opening from CROP-ECORS seismic data
    21. Ionian tethys lithosphere roll-back sinking and back-arc Tyrrhenian opening from new crop seismic data
    22. Geodynamic significance of Tyrrhenian seafloor morphology

    Section 8. Adriatic and Pelagian forelands.
    23. Crustal tectono-stratigraphic setting of the Adriatic Sea from new crop seismic data
    24. Seismic modelling applied to interpretation of a crop crustal section in the Adriatic Sea
    25. Mechanism and timing of the pliocene-pleistocene foredeep migration in the Abruzzo offshore area
    26. Crustal tectono-stratigraphic setting of the Pelagian foreland from new crop seismic data

    Section 9. The Moho of the Central Mediterranean region.
    27. Depth contour map of the Moho discontinuity in the central mediterranean region from new crop seismic data

    Section 10. Magmatism.
    28. Triassic magmatism and jurassic ophiolites at the margins of the Adria plate
    29. Cenozoic tectono-magmatic evolution of the central-western Mediterranean: Migration of an arc-interarc basin system and variations in the mode of subduction
    30. Within-plate cenozoic volcanism and lithospheric mantle evolution in the western-central Mediterranean area
    31. A reapparaisal of the betic ophiolitic association: the westernmost relic of the alpine tethys

    Section 11. Geodynamic evolution.
    32. Evolutionary reconstruction of the Mediterranean region: Extrusion tectonics driven by the convergence of Africa Arabia and Eurasia
    33. Plate tectonics of the apulia-adria microcontinents
    34. Geodynamic evolution of the Mediterranean region, from the permo-triassic Ionian opening to the present, constrained by new lithospheric crop seismic data

Product details

  • No. of pages: 794
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier Science 2005
  • Published: December 12, 2005
  • Imprint: Elsevier Science
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080457604

About the Editor

I.R. Finetti

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University of Trieste, Italy

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