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Documentation of sediment core GeoB7725-1

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DOI: 10.1594/pangaea.82044
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  • Geob
  • Geob7725-1
  • Geosciences
  • University Of Bremen
  • Gravity Corer (Kiel Type)
  • M52/2
  • Meteor (1986)
  • Nile Fan
  • Archaeology
  • Earth Science
  • Musicology
  • Physics


RV “Meteor” cruise M52/2: The GEMME project 1 Short Cruise Report M52/2 SHORT CRUISE REPORT RV METEOR cruise M52/2 Dates: February 4 – February 25 - March 7, 2002 Port calls. Istanbul – Limassol – Limassol Chief scientist: Dr. Christian Hübscher, University Hamburg The vessel preparations of RV METEOR cruise M52/2 started on February 1st with the installation of the marine gravimeter in the harbor of Istanbul. The installation was completed and finished with land gravimeter measurements for calibration purposes. The main scientist group embarked on the 3rd including 4 guests from Israel and 1 guest from Palestine (Tab. 1). METEOR left Istanbul the next day passing the Marmara Sea and the Dardanelles while heading towards to the Ageis with 22 scientists plus 2 members of the Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD) on board. On February 7th the geophysical investigation of the Israel continental margin started with hydroacoustic (Parasound, Hydrosweep), gravity, magnetic, and multichannel seismic experiments. The first objective of the geophysical part of the program was to reconstruct the Plio- Quaternary evolution of the continental margin of southern Israel by means of sequence stratigraphy, including interpretation of seismic data during the first project period, and modeling in the second one. The Post-Messinian sediment prism is considered to represent the easternmost deposition center for Nile derived sediments. This analysis should assist in understanding local as well as regional stratigraphic and tectonic features like strike-slip movement and constrain quantitative parameters such as subsidence, sedimentation rates and sea-level changes. Correlation of local sequence boundaries with global and Mediterranean events may provide age constraints to the processes mentioned above. The second objective was to create a 3D-model of the entire crust consisting of crystalline basement, pre-, syn-, and post-Messinian layers. This model, which will be based on poten

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