ADRIA LITHOSPHERE INVESTIGATION ALPHA - Cruise No. M86/3, January 20 - February 04, 2012, Brindisi (Italy) - Dubrovnik (Croatia).

Kopp, Heidrun , Dannowski, Anke , Argnani, A., Dasovic, I., Dumke, Ines, Elger, Judith , Flueh, Ernst, Frey, B., Handy, M. R., Karstens, Jens , Kordowski, Martin, Krabbenhoeft, Anne, Mögeltönder, Jasmin, Papenberg, Cord , Planert, Lars, Steffen, Klaus-Peter, Stipcevic, J., Ustaszewski, K., Weinrebe, Wilhelm, Wiskandt, T. and Zander, Timo (2013) ADRIA LITHOSPHERE INVESTIGATION ALPHA - Cruise No. M86/3, January 20 - February 04, 2012, Brindisi (Italy) - Dubrovnik (Croatia). Open Access . METEOR-Berichte, M86/3 . DFG-Senatskommission für Ozeanographie, Bremen, 48 pp. DOI 10.2312/cr_m86_3.

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Abstract

The Adriatic Sea and underlying lithosphere remains the least investigated part of the
Mediterranean Sea. To shed light on the plate tectonic setting in this central part of southern
Europe, R/V METEOR cruise M86/3 set out to acquire deep penetrating seismic data in the
Adriatic Sea. M86/3 formed the core of an amphibious investigation crossing Adria from the
Italian Peninsula into Montenegro/Albania. A total of 111 OBS/OBH deployments were
successfully carried out, in addition to 47 landstations both in Italy and Montenegro/Albania,
which recorded the offshore airgun shots.
In the scope of this shoreline-crossing study, the aim is to quantify the shallow geometry, deep
boundaries and the architecture of the southern Adriatic crust and lithosphere and to provide
insights on a possible decoupling zone between the northern and southern Adriatic domains.
Investigating the structure of the Adriatic crust and lithospheric mantle and analyzing the
tectonic activity are essential for understanding the mountain-building processes that underlie the
neotectonics and earthquake hazard of the Periadriatic region, especially in the vicinity of local
decoupling zones.

Document Type: Report (Cruise Report)
Keywords: RV Meteor, M86/3, Cruise report, Adriatic Sea
Research affiliation: OceanRep > GEOMAR > ZE Central Facilities > ZE-RZ Data Centre
OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB4 Dynamics of the Ocean Floor > FB4-GDY Marine Geodynamics
DOI etc.: 10.2312/cr_m86_3
ISSN: 2195-8475
Expeditions/Models/Experiments:
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2017 12:51
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2017 12:51
URI: http://oceanrep.geomar.de/id/eprint/39386

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