International Geological Correlation Program

Project Description
The IGCP (International Geological Correlation Program)aimed at
documenting lithosphere-asthenosphere dynamic effects in two major
collision zones and assessing their role in determining seismic and
volcanic hazards. The two densely populated collision zones embrace
the PANCARDI (Pannonia, Carpathians, Dinarides) and the SEAWPAC
(Southeast Asia-Western Pacific) regions. This project will address
mantle flow and lithosphere kinematics and document mantle
characteristics using geophysical, petrological, geochemical and
geochronological techniques. To resolve macro- and micro-plate
collision-related lithosphere kinematics, the geophysical
investigations include seismic tomographic and shear-wave splitting
experiments, and palaeomagnetic, gravity and geodetic studies. The
data acquired will then be integrated to produce risk inventory
GIS/maps relating mantle dynamics to natural geological hazards in
densely populated target areas. The societal aspects of the project
include assessments of geothermal energy and volcanic and seismic
hazards assessment. Benefits also include enhanced research and
educational ties and exchange opportunities between member countries.
Cooperation with several IGCP, IASPEI, IAVCEI, and ILP projects is
planned. The duration of the project is five years.

Principal Investigators

Martin F.J. Flower
Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences
Univ. of Illinois at Chicago (m/c 186)
845 W. Taylor St.
Chicago, IL 60607-7059, U.S.A
Tel: (+1) 312 996 9662
Fax: (+1) 312 413 2279

Victor I. Mocanu
Department of Geophysics
Faculty of Geology & Geophysics
University of Bucharest
Traian Vuia St. 6
RO-70139 Bucharest 1, Romania
Tel: (+40) 92 242 654
Fax: (+40) 1 211 7390

Raymond M. Russo
Department of Geological Sciences
Locy Hall
Northwestern University
Evanston, IL 60208-2150, U.S.A.
Tel: (+1) 847 491 7383
Fax: (+1) 847 491 8060

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