Cave and Karst Systems of the World

Dynamic Tectonics and Karst

Authors: Shanov, Stefan, Kostov, Konstantin

  • Points out the significant role of tectonic stress fields as an influencing factor on karst processes
  • Exposes a complex methodological approach for paleoseismological studies in karstic caves
  • Demonstrates the importance of the movement of the tectonic block itself during the process of rupturing and displacement along active or capable faults
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About this book

The karstic caves are favorable sites for tectonic events detecting, representing a conservative medium of three-dimensional framework where the tectonic deformations are well preserved. They also provide an environment conducive to dating and determining the geometrical parameters of past seismotectonic events. During the last three decades the study of dynamic tectonics and recent geodynamics in karst terrains has been subject of numerous publications, but it has not been systematically approached in a comprehensive monograph.

This book collects the current state of knowledge on the relationship between karst and dynamic tectonics and presents a new methodology to its study. It puts forward several approaches for studying of recent geodynamics in karst terrains, such as tectonic stress fields reconstructions using structural analysis of the fracturing, geophysical studies of the rock anisotropy and fault-plane solutions from earthquakes, analysis of the spatial orientation and absolute dating of deformed speleothems, instrumental and mechanical measurements, monitoring and modeling – all supported with case studies from several karst areas worldwide, e.g. in Albania, Bulgaria, Cuba and France.

Table of contents (3 chapters)

  • Tectonic Control on Karst Evolution

    Shanov, Stefan (et al.)

    Pages 1-5

  • Tectonic Stress Fields and Karst

    Shanov, Stefan (et al.)

    Pages 7-71

  • Recent Geodynamics and Karst

    Shanov, Stefan (et al.)

    Pages 73-120

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eBook $79.99
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Hardcover $139.99
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $99.99
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  • Due: November 11, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-662-52375-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Dynamic Tectonics and Karst
Authors
Series Title
Cave and Karst Systems of the World
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-43992-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-43992-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-662-43991-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-52375-9
Series ISSN
2364-4591
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 123
Number of Illustrations and Tables
94 b/w illustrations, 25 illustrations in colour
Topics