Geodynamics of the eastern Mediterranean Sea


Some of the fundamental tectonic and geodynamic characteristics of the eastern Mediterranean remain unresolved due to the extremely thick sedimentary coverage (10 to 15 km) and the lack of accurate geophysical data. We have conducted numerous geophysical surveys (surface and deep-tow magnetic data, bathymetric mapping, MCS surveying & coring) in the Levant and Herodotus Basins over the last decade, the results of which provide important constraints on the crustal architecture, geodynamics, and active tectonics of this region.