Springer Theses

Active tectonics of the Hellenic subduction zone

Authors: Shaw, Beth

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  • Nominated by University of Cambridge for a Springer Theses Prize.
  • The work solves 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.
  • The thesis resulted in three major papers in top journals.
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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 meters 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 coastline 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.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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eBook 79,72 €
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Hardcover 135,19 €
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Softcover 97,18 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Active tectonics of the Hellenic subduction zone
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-20804-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-20804-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-20803-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-50741-4
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 169
Topics