We are conducting an interdisciplinary study of the active tectonics of the Dead Sea Fault System (DSFS) in Syria and Lebanon. One motivation for this research is the lack of information on this key plate boundary in the eastern Mediterranean tectonic puzzle.
In collaboration with researchers in the region, as well as colleagues in the U.S. and France, this project has several facets:
Right: Shaded relief image of the northern Dead Sea Fault System.
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grants No. 0106238 (Tectonics) and 9810510 (International). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation. SAR data have been provided by a data grant from the European Space Agency (ESA).
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