Tectonic Evolution of the Eastern Black Sea and Caucasus

An introduction

Marc Sosson*, Randell Stephenson, Shota Adamia

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This Special Publication presents the results of 15 different studies in the Black Sea- Caucasus segment of the Alpine-Tethys orogenic realm. The main focus of these studies is the style and timing of key tectonic events occurring primarily during the area's post-Pangaean evolution. The methodologies encompass: geophysics, including active and passive crustal-scale seismology and common depth point reflection seismic profiling (both onshore and marine), palaeomagnetism and magnetostratigraphy; field geology, including biostratigraphic recorrelation; radiochronology; igneous rock geochemistry, including analyses of the obducted ophiolites; and low-temperature thermochronology. The geological record of the area is essentially one of sedimentary basins formed in an extensional back-arc setting and their subsequent compressional deformation during the closure of at least two branches of the Neotethys Ocean system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalGeological Society Special Publications
Volume428
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 Jun 2017

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Tectonic Evolution of the Eastern Black Sea and Caucasus : An introduction. / Sosson, Marc; Stephenson, Randell; Adamia, Shota.

In: Geological Society Special Publications , Vol. 428, No. 1, 09.06.2017, p. 1-9.

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