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The Adria Microplate: GPS Geodesy, Tectonics and Hazards

  • Nicholas Pinter
  • Grenerczy Gyula
  • John Weber
  • Seth Stein
  • Damir Medak
Conference proceedings

Part of the Nato Science Series: IV: Earth and Environmental Sciences book series (NAIV, volume 61)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Introduction

  3. Regional Tectonic Framework

    1. Enzo Mantovani, Daniele Babbucci, Marcello Viti, Dario Albarello, Enrico Mugnaioli, Nicola Cenni et al.
      Pages 51-69
  4. Geologic Evidence of Adria Motion

  5. Geodetic Infrastructure and Technology

  6. Geodetic Measurement and Geodynamics

About these proceedings


Tectonic motion of the Adria microplate exerts a first-order control on the tectonics, geology, seismology, resource distribution, and the geological hazards across a broad zone of south-central Europe and the north-central Mediterranean. Since its first application to geodynamical problems, GPS geodesy has gradually revealed the nature of motion and deformation for most active areas of deformation across the Earth. One of the last remaining regional-scale problems on the planet is the motion and associated deformation in the peri-Adriatic region. Selected local-scale studies have examined aspects of this motion, but to date no truly regional analysis or regional team has systematically attacked the full breadth of this problem. A NATO Advanced Research Workshop (ARW) was held in Veszprém, Hungary from April 4-7, 2004. This workshop brought together a distinguished international group of scientists working in the peri-Adriatic region to: (1) review research activities and results, (2) share technical expertise, and (3) provide a springboard for future collaborative research on Adria geodynamics. Areas of agreement were identified, as well as remaining areas of debate. In addition, attention focused on important scientific questions and the potential for international and interdisciplinary research in the future.


Deformation evolution geodesy geodynamics geology seismology tectonics

Editors and affiliations

  • Nicholas Pinter
    • 1
  • Grenerczy Gyula
    • 2
  • John Weber
    • 3
  • Seth Stein
    • 4
  • Damir Medak
    • 5
  1. 1.Southern Illinois UniversityCarbondaleU.S.A.
  2. 2.Satellite Geodetic ObservatoryPencHungary
  3. 3.Grand Valley State UniversityAllendaaleU.S.A.
  4. 4.Northwestern UniversityEvanstonU.S.A.
  5. 5.University of ZagrebCroatia

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