publication . Article . 2006

Integrated 3D density modelling and segmentation of the Dead Sea

H.-J. Götze; R. El-Kelani; Sebastian Schmidt; M. Rybakov; M. Hassouneh; Hans-Jürgen Förster; J. Ebbing; DESERT Group;  ;  ; ...
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  • Published: 31 May 2006
  • Country: Germany
Abstract
A 3D interpretation of the newly compiled Bouguer anomaly in the area of the '‘Dead Sea Rift’’ is presented. A high-resolution 3D model constrained with the seismic results reveals the crustal thickness and density distribution beneath the Arava/Araba Valley (AV), the region between the Dead Sea and the Gulf of Aqaba/Elat. The Bouguer anomalies along the axial portion of the AV, as deduced from the modelling results, are mainly caused by deep-seated sedimentary basins (D > 10 km). An inferred zone of intrusion coincides with the maximum gravity anomaly on the eastern flank of the AV. The intrusion is displaced at different sectors along the NNW–SSE direction. Th...
Subjects
free text keywords: General Earth and Planetary Sciences, 550 - Earth sciences, Seismology, Bouguer anomaly, Plateau, geography.geographical_feature_category, geography, Gravity anomaly, Lithosphere, Geology, Continental crust, Rift, Sedimentary basin, Crust
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