Active tectonics of the Hellenic subduction zone (Springer by Beth Shaw

By Beth Shaw

This thesis is striking for the big variety of the suggestions and observations used and for its insights, which pass a number of disciplines. It starts off through fixing a recognized puzzle of the traditional international, that is what was the reason for the tsunami that destroyed settlements within the jap Mediterranean in 365 advert. through radiocarbon courting of preserved marine organisms, Shaw demonstrates that the full of western Crete used to be lifted out of the ocean via as much as 10 meters in an incredible earthquake at the moment, which occured on a formerly unknown fault. the writer exhibits that the ensuing tsunami might have the features defined by means of old writers, and makes use of glossy GPS measurements and beach geomorphology to teach that the tension build-up close to Crete calls for this kind of tsunami-earthquake approximately each 6.000 years - an important perception into Mediterranean tsunami probability. a close seismological examine of earthquakes within the Cretan arc over the past 50 years finds different vital positive factors of its behaviour that have been formerly unknown. ultimately, she presents basic insights into the restrictions of radiocarbon relationship marine organisms, in terms of how they secrete carbon into their skeletons. The thesis ended in 3 significant papers in most sensible journals.

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