Menu

Earth Institute Research Projects

Collaborative Research: Uplift and Faulting at the Transition from Subduction to Collision - A Field and Modeling Study of the Calabrian Arc

Lead PI: Dr. Michael S. Steckler , Mr. Leonardo Seeber , Dr. Joerg Michael Schaefer Colin Stark, Alberto Malinverno

Unit Affiliation: Marine Geology & Geophysics, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO)

August 2006 - September 2014
Inactive
; Mediterranean
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: In order to resolve what is happening with the Calabria subduction zone in the Mediterranean Sea the team will use a number of modern analysis techniques to refine the observations of horizontal and vertical motions back through time and by linking these to geodynamic models of upper mantle, lithospheric, and crustal deformation. This will be done using Quaternary dating and geodynamic modeling.

OUTCOMES: Significant results have been released in the form of 8 papers, 14 abstracts, and two complete Ph.D. theses.

SPONSOR:

National Science Foundation (NSF)

FUNDED AMOUNT:

$1,762,665

RESEARCH TEAM:

Won-Young Kim

EXTERNAL COLLABORATORS:

Dalhousie University, Universite della Calabria, Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcan, University of Bonn, Universita degli Studi 'Roma Tre', BRGD, Universite du Qubec Montreal, IRPI - Perugia, Yale University, University of California - Berkeley, University of Texas Institute for Geophysics, Istito Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale

WEBSITE:

https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=0607687&HistoricalAwards=false

KEYWORDS

continental platform collision lithosphere quaternary dating upper mantle calabria crustal deformation seismology geology and tectonics uplift models subduction

THEMES

Earth fundamentals