Dead Sea Transform Fault System: Reviews

  • Zvi Garfunkel
  • Zvi Ben-Avraham
  • Elisa Kagan

Part of the Modern Approaches in Solid Earth Sciences book series (MASE, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Michael Weber, Khalil Abu-Ayyash, Zvi Ben-Avraham, Sungchan Choi, Jaser Darwish, Radwan El-Kelani et al.
    Pages 29-52
  3. Freddy Aldersons, Zvi Ben-Avraham
    Pages 53-89
  4. Yishai Weinstein, Zvi Garfunkel
    Pages 91-108
  5. Abraham Hofstetter, Catherine Dorbath, Louis Dorbath
    Pages 263-278
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 355-359

About this book


The Dead Sea transform is an active plate boundary connecting the Red Sea seafloor spreading system to the Arabian-Eurasian continental collision zone. Its geology and geophysics provide a natural laboratory for investigation of the surficial, crustal and mantle processes occurring along transtensional and transpressional transform fault domains on a lithospheric scale and related to continental breakup. There have been many detailed and disciplinary studies of the Dead Sea transform fault zone during the last 20 years and this book brings them together.

This book is an updated comprehensive coverage of the knowledge, based on recent studies of the tectonics, structure, geophysics, volcanism, active tectonics, sedimentology, and paleo- and modern climate of the Dead Sea transform fault zone. It puts together all this new information and knowledge in a coherent fashion.


Continental transform faults Middle East Plate tectonics Sedimentary basins

Editors and affiliations

  • Zvi Garfunkel
    • 1
  • Zvi Ben-Avraham
    • 2
  • Elisa Kagan
    • 3
  1. 1.The Fredy and Nadine Herrmann Institute of Earth SciencesThe Hebrew University of JerusalemJerusalemIsrael
  2. 2.Department of Geophysical, Atmospheric and Planetary SciencesTel Aviv UniversityTel AvivIsrael
  3. 3.Department of Geophysical, Atmospheric and Planetary SciencesTel Aviv UniversityTel AvivIsrael

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