Active tectonics of the Hellenic subduction zone

S..r (1-2012) | PDF | 182 pages | ISBN: 3642208037 | 11.3Mb

This thesis is remarkable for the wide range of the techniques and observations used and for its insights, which cross several disciplines. It begins by solving a famous puzzle of the ancient world, which is what was responsible for the tsunami that destroyed settlements in the eastern Mediterranean in 365 AD.

By radiocarbon dating of preserved marine organisms, Shaw demonstrates that the whole of western Crete was lifted out of the sea by up to 10 meters in a massive earthquake at that time, which occured on a previously unknown fault. The author shows that the resulting tsunami would have the characteristics described by ancient writers, and uses modern GPS measurements and coastline geomorphology to show that the strain build-up near Crete requires such a tsunami-earthquake about every 6.000 years - a major insight into Mediterranean tsunami hazard. A detailed seismological study of earthquakes in the Cretan arc over the last 50 years reveals other important features of its behaviour that were previously unknown. Finally, she provides fundamental insights into the limitations of radiocarbon dating marine organisms, relating to how they secrete carbon into their skeletons. The thesis resulted in three major papers in top journals.


[Fast Download] Active tectonics of the Hellenic subduction zone

Ebooks related to "Active tectonics of the Hellenic subduction zone" :
Component-Based Rails Applications
The Best Writing on Mathematics 2015
React+d3.js: Build data visualizations with React and d3.js
The Art of Data Science: A Guide for Anyone Who Works with Data
Pro React
Nana la Chatte - Die Blutrosenloge
The Power of Nice: How to Negotiate So Everyone Wins - Especially You!
e-Learning by Design, 2 edition
Boom, Dirk van den - Kaiserkrieger 07 - Aufgehende Sonne
An Apple A Day: 365 Recipes with Creative Crafts, Fun Facts, and 12 Recipes from Celebrity Chefs Ins
Copyright Disclaimer:
This site does not store any files on its server. We only index and link to content provided by other sites. Please contact the content providers to delete copyright contents if any and email us, we'll remove relevant links or contents immediately.