The Resource Active tectonics of the Hellenic subduction zone, Beth Shaw, (electronic resource)

Active tectonics of the Hellenic subduction zone, Beth Shaw, (electronic resource)

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Active tectonics of the Hellenic subduction zone
Title
Active tectonics of the Hellenic subduction zone
Statement of responsibility
Beth Shaw
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Language
eng
Summary
This thesis is remarkable for the wide range of the techniques and observations used and for its insights, which cross several disciplines. It begins by solving a famous puzzle of the ancient world, which is what was responsible for the tsunami that destroyed settlements in the eastern Mediterranean in 365 AD. By radiocarbon dating of preserved marine organisms, Shaw demonstrates that the whole of western Crete was lifted out of the sea by up to 10 metres in a massive earthquake at that time, which occured on a previously unknown fault. The author shows that the resulting tsunami would have the characteristics described by ancient writers, and uses modern GPS measurements and coastiline geomorphology to show that the strain build-up near Crete requires such a tsunami-earthquake about every 6.000 years - a major insight into Mediterranean tsunami hazard. A detailed seismological study of earthquakes in the Cretan arc over the last 50 years reveals other important features of its behaviour that were previously unknown. Finally, she provides fundamental insights into the limitations of radiocarbon dating marine organisms, relating to how they secrete carbon into their skeletons. The thesis resulted in three major papers in top journals
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Shaw, Beth
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0
LC call number
QE511.4
LC item number
.S53 2012
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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Series statement
Springer Theses
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  • Plate tectonics
  • Geomorphology
  • Earth Sciences
  • Structural Geology
  • Natural Hazards
  • Historical Geology
  • Geophysics/Geodesy
  • Geomorphology
  • Plate tectonics
  • Mediterranean Region
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Active tectonics of the Hellenic subduction zone, Beth Shaw, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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mixed
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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not applicable
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The AD 365 earthquake: large tsunamigenic earthquakes in the Hellenic Trench -- Earthquakes in the Eastern Mediterranean -- Radiometric dating of uplifted marine fauna in Crete and Central Greece -- Geomorphology -- Conclusions -- Appendices -- References
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 169 p.)
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multiple file formats
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  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9783642208041
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uncompressed
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-642-20804-1
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), col. maps.
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absent
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access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)773697790
  • (OCoLC)ocn773697790
Label
Active tectonics of the Hellenic subduction zone, Beth Shaw, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The AD 365 earthquake: large tsunamigenic earthquakes in the Hellenic Trench -- Earthquakes in the Eastern Mediterranean -- Radiometric dating of uplifted marine fauna in Crete and Central Greece -- Geomorphology -- Conclusions -- Appendices -- References
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 169 p.)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9783642208041
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-642-20804-1
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), col. maps.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)773697790
  • (OCoLC)ocn773697790

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