A Deformation Model of the Mediterranean from Space Geodetic Observations and Geophysical Predictions

  • Hermann Drewes
Conference paper
Part of the International Association of Geodesy Symposia book series (IAG SYMPOSIA, volume 112)


SLR observations within the WEGENER/MEDLAS campaigns (solution DGFII92L01) and continuous observations of the European VLBI network (solution GLB753) are combined to derive a dense pattern of horizontal crustal motions in the Mediterranean. Including boundary conditions from geophysical predictions of global plate kinematics (NUVEL-1) we construct a deformation model of the area by means of the finite element method applied to an elastic continuum. The result is compared with a similar model which was formed earlier by exclusively geophysical information. There is a remarkable agreement, the major discrepancies are discussed.


Satellite Laser Range Deformation Model Rotation Vector North Anatolian Fault Geophysical Model 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hermann Drewes
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  1. 1.Deutsches Geodätisches Forschungsinstitut, Abt. IMünchen 22Germany

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