CROP Project, Volume 1: Deep Seismic Exploration of the by I.R. Finetti

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By I.R. Finetti

This booklet provides and discusses new information starting from Alps to Africa, acquired via the CROP undertaking (transcrustal seismic exploration of the Mediterranean and Italy). New lithospheric imagings of correct value for knowing disputed issues are supplied. Alps, Apennines, Calabrian Arc, Sicilian Apennine, Maghrebian Chain, Corso-Sardinian Block, paleo-basins (Ionian, Alpine Tethys), neo-basins (Balearic and Tyrrhenian) are innovatively reconstructed.

* offers new info from the Alps to Africa
* offers interpretation of the CROP seismic community data
* bargains a stepwise bring up in info with new info for extra experiences

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In particular, a sedimentary deposition of over 5 s (TWT) which in the lower part thins towards the north was imaged on the Review of the Main Results of the Pioneering MS Seismic Exploration Programme Figure 21: Example of an MS seismic reflection line on the thick sedimentary succession of the Levantine Sea (after Finetti and Morelli, 1973). 23 24 Finetti et al. Figure 22: Example of an MS line across Malta and the Linosa grabens in the Pelagian Sea. Very impressive rift-tectonics are shown (after Finetti and Morelli, 1973).

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The position and interpretation of each transept is taken from already published papers and redrawn with some modifications, chiefly in order to obtain a uniform graphic representation. Cross-sections n. 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11a, 11b and 12 (Italian seas and adjacent areas) have been redrawn from Scarascia et al. (1994). In the Alpine region, sections n. 1, 2 and 5 are taken from Alpine Expl. Seism. Group (1976), and from Scarascia and Cassinis (1997), while section 3 was re-elaborated from the interpretation by Giese and Prodehl (1976).

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