Active Tectonics of the Northern Dead Sea Fault System in Syria and Lebanon

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Originator: Cornell University
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Title: Active Tectonics of the Northern Dead Sea Fault System in Syria and Lebanon
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Online_Linkage: http://atlas.geo.cornell.edu/active_tect/syria-lebanon.html
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Cornell University is conducting an interdisciplinary study of the active tectonics of the Dead Sea Fault System (DSFS) in Syria and Lebanon. One motivation for this research is the lack of information on this key plate boundary in the eastern Mediterranean tectonic puzzle. In collaboration with researchers in the region, as well as colleagues in the U.S. and France, this project has several facets: -Neotectonic/paleoseismic field-based studies to assess the late Quaternary rates of deformation and the geological record of late Pleistocene and Holocene earthquakes. -GPS geodesy to measure short-term crustal deformations -Remote sensing applications (InSAR, Landsat, etc.) to identify the possible regional extent of the neotectonic deformations. These studies are strengthened by considerable work on the historical and archeological record of earthquakes in Syria and Lebanon previous conducted by colleagues in Syria, as well as ongoing seismological studies by Syrian colleagues.
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West_Bounding_Coordinate: 35.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 39.0
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South_Bounding_Coordinate: 33.0
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Theme_Keyword: Dead Sea Fault System (dsfs)
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Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ASIA > WESTERN ASIA > MIDDLE EAST > LEBANON
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ASIA > WESTERN ASIA > MIDDLE EAST > SYRIA
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Contact_Person: MUAWIA BARAZANGI
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Contact_Person: FRANCISCO GOMEZ
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
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Address: Cornell University Snee Hall Department of Geological Sciences
City: Ithaca
State_or_Province: NY
Postal_Code: 14853
Country: USA
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Address: 3130 Snee Hall
Address: Institute for the Study of the Continents
Address: Cornell University
City: Ithaca
State_or_Province: New York
Postal_Code: 14853-1504
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (607)255-6411
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (607) 255-6889
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (607) 255-2900
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Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (607) 254-4780
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: barazangi@geology.cornell.edu
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: fgomez@missouri.edu
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Contact_Organization: CORNELL/INSTOC > Institute for the Study of the Continents, Cornell University
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City: Ithaca
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Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: mb44@cornell.edu
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Summary of the Dead Sea Fault System (DSFS).
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A Mediterranean regional tectonic background.
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20060829
Metadata_Review_Date: 20060829
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Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: TYLER B. STEVENS
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
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Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Address: Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20771
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (301) 614-6898
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-614-5268
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Tyler.B.Stevens@nasa.gov
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