Updated: Sep 12, 2006
DEKORP 4 / KTB 85 Transect, Southern Germany (I)
Transect crosses the transition zone between the Moldanubian and Saxo-thuringian units of the Variscan orogen, European Variscides, Southern Germany. Transect shows deep seismic results near the site of the KTB super-deep (9.101 km) borehole in the Oberpfalz area in NE Bavaria and confirms an extensive overthrusting of Moldanubian onto Saxothuringian units. Transect also shows features of the metamorphic Erbendorf body.
DEKORP 4 / KTB 85, KTB Bore Hole, Southern Germany (II) (PDF file)
Transects cross near the site of the KTB super-deep borehole in the Oberpfalz area in NE Bavaria and report outlines details of the FTB borehole.
DEKORP 4 / KTB 85, Southern Germany (III)
Transect crosses the transition zone between the Moldanubian and Saxo-thuringian units of the Variscan orogen, European Variscides, Southern Germany. Transect shows the crustal structure of the Black Forest massif with respect to the role and extent of Variscan thrust and extension tectonics.
DEKORP 4 / KTB 85, Southern Germany (IV)
Transect crosses the transition zone between the Moldanubian and Saxo-thuringian units of the Variscan orogen, European Variscides, Southern Germany. Transect shows the ISO '89 3D experimental results within the KTB drilling site. The survey area includes crystalline units of the Bohemian Massif in the NE as well as Mesozoic and Palaeozoic sediments in the SW, separated by the Franconian Line.
Western Alps Transect, Europe (I)
Transect across the European plate, from the preAlps to the west, across the Helvetic and Penninic nappes, the Valais and Insubric structures, the Brian�onnais and Austroalpine terrains, the Ivrea Zone, the Piemont suture to the Southern Alpine area. Results show subduction of the European plate under the Adriatic lithosphere.
Western Alps Transect, Europe (II)
Transect across the European plate, showing results from the ECORS transect.
Western Alps Transect, Europe (III)
Transect across the European plate, showing details of part of the results from the ECORS-CROP transect.
Ionian Sea Transect, Mediterranean Sea
Transect across the Ionian Sea between Sicily and Turkey. Structures crossed include the western margin of the Hellenic Arc, the Pre-Apulian zone and the Kefallina transform fault. Results suggest the dominant tectonics were compressive deformation of the Mediterranean ridge and the extensional tectonics of the Aegean arc.
East European Craton Transect, Northwest terranes, Eastern Russia
Transect crosses the southeastern Fennoscandian Shield, East European Craton. Transect starts in the north at Murmansk, crosses the mid-Russia-south Baltica Orogen, passes Moscow, crosses the Kaluga-Ryazan Suture and ends after crossing the Sarmatia and Khopior boundary.
Urals Transect, Central Russia
Transect across a major Late Palaeozoic continental collision zone, the Uralian Orogen, within central Russia. Collision zone marks the collision of the East European Craton with the Siberian Craton and intervening terranes of oceanic, island arc and micro-continental origin.
Urals Reflection Transect, central Russia
Transect crosses the southern Urals Mountains within central Russia, between Ufa and Kartaly. Transect shows a features of a Palaeozoic orogen that resulted from the Middle to Late Paleozoic collision of the East European Craton with a Sibirian-Kasachian terrane agglomerate. The Transect shows that the Uralides have a significant crustal root in a low-relief region and that there is a doubly-vergent fabric within the collisional belt.
BABEL Transect, Baltic Sea, Northwest Europe (large PDF file, ~60mb)
Transect within the Baltic Sea. The BABEL (Baltic And Bothnian Echoes from the Lithosphere) transect extends from the Archean Karelian Domain in the northeast, across the Paleoproterozoic Svecofennian Orogen and Proterozoic-Phanerozoic Sveco-Norwegian Orogen, and into the younger crust of Europe to the southwest.
DEKORP 1 Transect, Belgium and Germany
Transect across the Ardennes/ Rhenish Massif, a foreland fold-and-thrust belt. Traverse starts in the the Variscan foreland in Belgium, crosses the Rhenish Massif of Germany and ends near the northern part of the Upper Rhine Graben. Note - this area is part of the European Variscides, a large region that extends from the French Central Massif to the East European Platform. It formed during the collision between Gondwana and Baltica in the Late Palaeozoic.
DEKORP 2 Transect, Germany
Transect across the German Variscides from the M�nsterland Basin in the north to the Moldanubian region at the Danube River. Note - this area is part of the European Variscides, a large region that extends from the French Central Massif to the East European Platform. It formed during the collision between Gondwana and Baltica in the Late Palaeozoic.
DEKORP 3 Transect, Germany
Transect across Variscan structures of the Rhenohercynian and the Saxothuringian. Transect starts in the Rhenohercynian Hessian Depression, crosses the Saxothuringian Mid-German Crystalline High and then runs parallel to the northern margin of the Moldanubian. Note - this area is part of the European Variscides, a large region that extends from the French Central Massif to the East European Platform. It formed during the collision between Gondwana and Baltica in the Late Palaeozoic.
GRANU '95 Transect, Central European Varicides
Transect crosses the Saxonian Granulite Massif, part of the Saxo-Thuringian zone of the European Variscides between the NW Mid-German Crystalline High and the SE Moldanubian.Transect shows structure of the exhumed high-pressure rocks in the Central European Varicides, the geometry of an extensional fault zone mapped at surface and structure around and below the Granulite Massif.
Atlantic continental margin Transect, Iberian Peninsula, offshore Spain
Transect across the Galicia Bank region off the Iberian Peninsula. Transect shows details of deep ocean floor (oceanic crust) structures, the ocean-continent transition zone, thinned continental crust and Iberian continental crust.
DEKORP 9 Transect, Germany
Transect crosses the Upper Rhine Graben, and obliquely intersects both the Saxothuringian and Moldanubian regions. These regions are separated by the SW-NE striking Lalaye-Lubine-Baden Baden shear zone. The Rhine Graben is a currently-active rift system.
BASIN '96 Transect, North Germany
Transect crosses the NE German Basin, a region that extends from the Palaeozoic Tornquist Suture Zone to the Harz Mountains, and from the North Sea to Poland. The basin shows a complex image reflecting different tectonic regimes and fault systems.
East European Craton � Southern margin � Stephenson
Transect across south-eastern Sarmatia, the southernmost East European Craton. The Transect crosses the Archaean-Palaeoproterozoic Ukrainian Shield, the Voronezh Massif and the intervening Late Palaeozoic Donbas Foldbelt and Dniepr-Donets Basin. Results image an inverted intracratonic rift basin and subjacent crust and upper mantle.
Andriji Mohorovicic - Defining the Earth's crust
A biography of Adriji Mohorovicic and a brief description of his work in defining the Moho.
British Institutions Reflection Profiling Syndicate (BIRPS)
The British Institutions Reflection Profiling Syndicate (BIRPS), founded in 1981, acquires, processes and interprets seismic data from the lithosphere.
Etude Continentale et Oc�anique par R�flexion et r�fraction Sismiques (ECORS)
The objective of the ECORS program is contained intirely within it's name: Continental and Oceanic study by Seismic Reflexion and Refraction (Etude Continentale et Oc�anique par R�flexion et r�fraction Sismiques). (French language site)
Centre d'Archivage et de Traitement Sismique (CATS)
The Seismic Processing and Archiving Centre is in charge of archiving and distributing ECORS and Marine Geosciences data. It also maintains for the French earth science community the tools necessary for reflection seismic processing. (French language site)
DEKORP(Deutsches Kontinentales Reflexionsseismisches Programm)
DEKORP (Deutsches Kontinentales Reflexionsseismisches Programm) was carried out between 1984 - 1997 as the German national reflection seismic program funded by the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (BMFT), now Federal Ministry of Education and Science (BMBF).
Pyrenees Transect, Spain
Transect that runs from the Aquitanian Basin, France, across the central Pyrenees Range to the Ebro Basin, Spain. The Pyrenees is an asymmetric double sided orogen that resulted from collision of the Iberian plate with the European continent during Alpine times.
DRUM Transect, Offshore Scotland
Transect is north of Scotland. DRUM profile is arguably the most famous deep seismic reflection profile. It shows extensive reflectivity from the upper mantle, a discrete sub-Mohorovicic Discontinuity reflectivity, the Flannan and W-reflectors. It changed our view of the role of the mantle in lithospheric evolution.
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