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Orava Deep Drilling Project

 

Description

Orava MountainsThe Carpathian Fold Belt system offers an outstanding opportunity to study the dynamics of asthenosphere and lithosphere during volcanic arc and related fore- and back-arc basin development in the context of the Alpine orogenesis. The strongly arcuate shape of the Carpathians and their magmatogenetic and tectonic evolution are driven by the interrelated processes of plates collision, subduction, slab roll-back, plate boundary retreat into a continental embayment, asthenospheric upwelling, and lateral extrusion wedges of the eastern Alps and Dinarides-Balkan orogens. We are in the process of planning a major geoscience initiative, which will include drilling within the ALCAPA ("African")- North European plate suture through the framework of the International Continental Scientific Drilling Program (ICDP). The drilling located in the Orava region in the Carpathians near the Polish-Slovak border will reach approximately 6 - 8 km.

(Figure ©:Grecula et al. [2000])


 

Location

Europe, Poland, Carpathian Fold Belt, Orava Mountains

 

Coordinates

48° 30' N, 22° E (Please scroll down to end of page for more information.)

 

Project Start and End
  • not yet determined

 

Programs and Funding

 

Principal Investigators
  • Jan Golonka, University of Science and Technology of Krakow, Institute of Geology and Geoturism
  • Marek Lewandowski, Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Geological Sciences
  • Andrzej Zelazniewicz, Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Geological Sciences
  • Friedrich Finger, University of Salzburg, Institute for Mineralogy
  • Cestmir Tomek, Czech Geological Survey
  • Lawrence A. Lawver, University of Texas at Austin, Jackson School of Geosciences, Department of Geological Sciences, Institute of Geophysics
  • Adam Gorka, Polish Oil and Gas Co.
  • Marek Hoffmann, Polish Oil and Gas Co.
  • Ewa Wieslawa Slaby, Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Geological Sciences
  • Nestor Oszczypko, Jagiellonian University of Krakow, Institute of Geological Sciences
  • Adrzej Slaczka, Jagiellonian University of Krakow, Institute of Geological Sciences
  • Stanislaw Mazur, Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Geological Sciences, Research Centre in Kraków
  • Marek Cieszkowski, Jagiellonian University of Krakow, Institute of Geological Sciences
  • Miroslav Bielik, Comenuis University of Bratislava, Department of Geophysics
  • Michal Potfaj, Geological Survey of Slovak Republic
  • Michal Kovac, Comenius University of Bratislava, Department of Geology and Paleontology
  • Zdenek Stranik, Czech Geological Survey
  • Michele Lustrino, Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra
  • Tadeusz Slomka, AGH University of Science and Technology, Department of Geoturism
  • Ryszard Kryza (?), University of Wroclaw, Institute of Geology
  • Pawel Aleksandrowski, University of Wroclaw, Institute of Geology
  • Aleksandra Gaweda, Silesian University, Institute of Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Petrography
  • Duncan John Keppie Moorhouse, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Instituto de Geología
  • Józef Chowaniec, Polish Geological Institute

 

Partners and Contractors

 

Keywords

Carpathians, Collision, Collision Zones, Convergent Margins, ICDP-2003/02, Mantle Plume, ODDP, ORAVA, Subduction, Sutures

 

Current State

Done

 

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