Continental Character of the Lithosphere Beneath the Ionian Sea

  • P. Farrugia
  • G. F. Panza
Part of the Ettore Majorana International Science Series book series (EMISS, volume 11)


Group velocity data in the region of the Ionian Sea have been inverted using the Hedgehog procedure. The range of acceptable solutions shows that only a crustal thickness exceeding 30 km is consistent with the data. Furthermore, the obtained models indicate a clearly defined velocity layering, including velocity inversions, within the crust, as well as a crust-mantle transition zone in place of a sharp Moho discontinuity.


Group Velocity Crustal Thickness Group Velocity Dispersion Data Inversion Group Velocity Dispersion Curve 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Farrugia
    • 1
  • G. F. Panza
    • 1
  1. 1.Istituto di Geodesia e GeofisicaUniversità di BariBariItaly

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