What is the Dead Sea Transform?
August 28, 2016
Running for 1000 KM up the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea from the Gulf of Aqaba to the Taurus Mountains, the Dead Sea Transform is a system of seismic faults that marks the boundary between the African and Arabian tectonic plates. This presentation examines the natural history of this tectonic border, seeking to show how human history in the Levant has been nurtured, challenged and shaped by the region’s most important geological feature.
Sources & Future References
- Tectonics and Seismicity of Dead Sea Transform
- The Dead Sea Transform in Lebanon
- Anatomy of the Dead Sea transform: Does it reflect continuous changes in plate motion?
- Anatomy of the Dead Sea Transform from lithospheric to microscopic scale
- Slip rate on the Dead Sea transform fault in northern Araba Valley
- The crustal structure of the Dead Sea Transform
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