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Title: Late Tertiary paleogeographic and tectonic evolution of the Mediterranean area

Abstract

The present geography of the Mediterranean Sea is the result of late Tertiary tectonic processes and hardly reflects its Mesozoic and early Tertiary evolution. This paper outlines a plate tectonics model for the Mediterranean area from the Oligocene to the Pliocene. Seismic and well data have been integrated into the regional structural framework to produce a set of paleogeographic maps, which includes the Oligocene, early and middle Miocene, late Miocene, and Pliocene. These maps highlight the changes in sedimentation patterns in response to the tectonic development of the Mediterranean area. Special attention will be given to the Messinian desiccation event.

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Research Org.:
Shell Internationale Petroleum Maatschappij, Hague (Netherlands)
OSTI Identifier:
5694616
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 5694616
Report Number(s):
CONF-8809346-
Journal ID: CODEN: AABUD
Resource Type:
Conference
Journal Name:
AAPG Bull.; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 72:8; Conference: Mediterranean Basins conference and exhibition, Nice, France, 25-28 Sep 1988
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
02 PETROLEUM; MEDITERRANEAN SEA; GEOLOGIC HISTORY; TECTONICS; MIOCENE EPOCH; PLIOCENE EPOCH; CENOZOIC ERA; GEOLOGIC AGES; SEAS; SURFACE WATERS; TERTIARY PERIOD 020200* -- Petroleum-- Reserves, Geology, & Exploration

Citation Formats

Arnott, R.J., and Haan, E.A. Late Tertiary paleogeographic and tectonic evolution of the Mediterranean area. United States: N. p., 1988. Web.
Arnott, R.J., & Haan, E.A. Late Tertiary paleogeographic and tectonic evolution of the Mediterranean area. United States.
Arnott, R.J., and Haan, E.A. Mon . "Late Tertiary paleogeographic and tectonic evolution of the Mediterranean area". United States.
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title = {Late Tertiary paleogeographic and tectonic evolution of the Mediterranean area},
author = {Arnott, R.J. and Haan, E.A.},
abstractNote = {The present geography of the Mediterranean Sea is the result of late Tertiary tectonic processes and hardly reflects its Mesozoic and early Tertiary evolution. This paper outlines a plate tectonics model for the Mediterranean area from the Oligocene to the Pliocene. Seismic and well data have been integrated into the regional structural framework to produce a set of paleogeographic maps, which includes the Oligocene, early and middle Miocene, late Miocene, and Pliocene. These maps highlight the changes in sedimentation patterns in response to the tectonic development of the Mediterranean area. Special attention will be given to the Messinian desiccation event.},
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journal = {AAPG Bull.; (United States)},
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volume = 72:8,
place = {United States},
year = {1988},
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}

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