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  Information - IS64 - TS19/GD33/G16 Geology, tectonics, kinematics, seismology, and geodynamics of the Mediterranean-Near/Middle East region (co-organized by TS, GD & G)

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The Mediterranean-Near/Middle East (MED) region is a well-documented natural laboratory to study the various stages of the evolution of a plate margin, e.g., subduction, ophiolite emplacement, orogenic evolution, continent subduction, collision, back-arc and foreland basin evolution, and slab roll-back. Our current understanding of the region emerges from studies of wide range of observations of the geology (e.g., stratigraphy, volcanism, structure and tectonics, neotectonics), geophysics (e.g., seismicity and seismic imaging) and geodetics (e.g., GPS and gravity). New insights and observations therefore have a strong cross-disciplinary impact.

Modeling plays a pivotal role in one of the most challenging aspects of interdisciplinary science on the MED; bringing together and confronting disparate observations within a physical-chemical framework. New developments in modeling are therefore relevant for the whole MED research community.

The new Interdivision Session type at the 2008 EGU meeting is used to provide a uniform platform for solid earth research on the Mediterranean-Near/Middle East region, i.e., the westernmost segment of the Alpine-Himalayan collision zone (including the Alps, Carpathians, Hellenides, Taurides, Iranides, Caucasus and north African margins). We will organize the session into regional sub-sessions. The conveners specifically aim to avoid overlapping oral and/or poster sessions. We invite contributions from all disciplines that study (aspects of) the evolution of this region. Both mono-disciplinary and cross-disciplinary contributions, including modeling, are welcome from geodesy, seismology, geodynamics, tectonics, igneous petrology, structural geology, stratigraphy, paleontology, sedimentology and paleomagnetism.

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