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dc.contributor.authorten Brink, Uri S.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorAl-Zoubi, Abdallah S.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorFlores, Claudia H.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorRotstein, Yair  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorQabbani, Isam  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorHarder, Steven H.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorKeller, G. Randy  Concept link
dc.date.accessioned2010-04-28T13:59:45Z
dc.date.available2010-04-28T13:59:45Z
dc.date.issued2006-12-23
dc.identifier.citationGeophysical Research Letters 33 (2006): L24314en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1912/3336
dc.descriptionAuthor Posting. © American Geophysical Union, 2006. This article is posted here by permission of American Geophysical Union for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Geophysical Research Letters 33 (2006): L24314, doi:10.1029/2006GL027890.en_US
dc.description.abstractNew seismic observations from the Dead Sea basin (DSB), a large pull-apart basin along the Dead Sea transform (DST) plate boundary, show a low velocity zone extending to a depth of 18 km under the basin. The lower crust and Moho are not perturbed. These observations are incompatible with the current view of mid-crustal strength at low temperatures and with support of the basin's negative load by a rigid elastic plate. Strain softening in the middle crust is invoked to explain the isostatic compensation and the rapid subsidence of the basin during the Pleistocene. Whether the deformation is influenced by the presence of fluids and by a long history of seismic activity on the DST, and what the exact softening mechanism is, remain open questions. The uplift surrounding the DST also appears to be an upper crustal phenomenon but its relationship to a mid-crustal strength minimum is less clear. The shear deformation associated with the transform plate boundary motion appears, on the other hand, to cut throughout the entire crust.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipFunded by USAID Middle Eastern Regional Cooperation Program grant M21-012, with matching funds by the participating institutions.en_US
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dc.publisherAmerican Geophysical Unionen_US
dc.relation.urihttps://doi.org/10.1029/2006GL027890
dc.subjectDead Seaen_US
dc.subjectStrain softeningen_US
dc.subjectCrustal rheologyen_US
dc.titleSeismic imaging of deep low-velocity zone beneath the Dead Sea basin and transform fault : implications for strain localization and crustal rigidityen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1029/2006GL027890


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