Evolution of Early Mesozoic back-arc basins in the Black Sea–Caucasus segment of a Tethyan active margin
Published:January 01, 2006
V. G. Kazmin, N. F. Tikhonova, 2006. "Evolution of Early Mesozoic back-arc basins in the Black Sea–Caucasus segment of a Tethyan active margin", Tectonic Development of the Eastern Mediterranean Region, A. H. F. Robertson, D. Mountrakis
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Six new reconstructions illustrate the evolution of back-arc basins in the Black Sea–Caucasus region from the Mid-Triassic to the end of the Mid-Jurassic. The c. 2000 km long Tauric (Küre) basin opened in the Late Permian–Early Triassic as the Pontides–Transcaucasus and Rhodope microcontinents rifted from the Eurasian margin. The oceanic floor of the Tauric basin in the Mid-Triassic was at least 300 km wide. In the east the basin closed near the present-day Caspian Sea and to the west of the West Crimea transform it split into two branches to the south and north of the Moesian platform. The...
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Tectonic Development of the Eastern Mediterranean Region
The Eastern Mediterranean region is a classic area for the study of tectonic processes and settings related to the development of the Tethyan orogenic belt. The present set of research and synthesis papers by Earth scientist from countries in this region and others provides an up-to-date, interdisciplinary overview of the tectonic development of the Eastern Mediterrenean region from Precambrian to Recent. Key topics include continental rifting, ophiolite genesis and emplacement, continental collision, extensional tectonics, crustal exhumation and intraplate deformation (e.g. active faulting). Alternative tectonic reconstructions of the Tethyan orogen are presented and discussed, with important implications for other regions of the world. The book will be an essential source of information and interpretation for academic researchers (geologists and geophysicists), advanced undergraduates and also for industry professionals, including those concerned with hydrocarbons, minerals and geological hazards (e.g. earthquakes).