Next Article in Journal
Complex Systems, Emergence, and Multiscale Analysis: A Tutorial and Brief Survey
Previous Article in Journal
Complementary Metaresonator Sensor with Dual Notch Resonance for Evaluation of Vegetable Oils in C and X Bands
Article

Present Tectonic Dynamics of the Geological Structural Setting of the Eastern Part of the Adriatic Region Obtained from Geodetic and Geological Data

1
Faculty of Geodesy, University of Zagreb, Fra Andrije Kačića Miošića 26, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
2
Croatian State Geodetic Administration, Gruška 20, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
*
Authors to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Academic Editor: Paraskevi Nomikou
Appl. Sci. 2021, 11(12), 5735; https://doi.org/10.3390/app11125735
Received: 13 April 2021 / Revised: 10 June 2021 / Accepted: 18 June 2021 / Published: 21 June 2021
(This article belongs to the Section Earth Sciences and Geography)
The Adriatic microplate has always attracted scientific attention, and various studies on the geodynamics of this area have been performed over the years. With the development of global navigation satellite system (GNSS) technology in the last 30 years, most significant research in this field has used it as the primary source of data on geodynamic movements. However, apart from a few global positioning system (GPS) campaigns conducted in the 1990s, the measurements had a low spatiotemporal density. Therefore, the eastern side of the Adria region or the territory of the Republic of Croatia was usually omitted from the results presented in the various published papers. A study of this literature concluded that the territory of Croatia represents a kind of scientific gap and that denser measurement data from GPS/GNSS stations could be used to supplement the geodynamic picture of the area in question. Thus, GPS/GNSS measurements from 83 stations (geodynamic, reference, and POS’ GPS/GNSS) all over Croatia and neighboring countries for a period of almost 20 years (1994–2013) were collected and processed with Bernese software to obtain a unique database of relative velocities. From the geological perspective, the most important and latest insights on the recent geological structural setting, tectonic movements, most active faults, and relationships and movements of structures were taken into account. It was important to compare the geodetic and geological data, observe the present tectonic dynamics of the geological structural setting, and determine the causes of the obtained directions of movement. The research presented in this paper, based on a combination of geodetic and geological data, was conducted to broaden the current knowledge of the present tectonic dynamics of the geological structural setting of the eastern part of the Adriatic region. View Full-Text
Keywords: Adriatic microplate; comparison; geodynamics; GNSS; geological structural setting Adriatic microplate; comparison; geodynamics; GNSS; geological structural setting
Show Figures

Figure 1

MDPI and ACS Style

Pavasović, M.; Đapo, A.; Marjanović, M.; Pribičević, B. Present Tectonic Dynamics of the Geological Structural Setting of the Eastern Part of the Adriatic Region Obtained from Geodetic and Geological Data. Appl. Sci. 2021, 11, 5735. https://doi.org/10.3390/app11125735

AMA Style

Pavasović M, Đapo A, Marjanović M, Pribičević B. Present Tectonic Dynamics of the Geological Structural Setting of the Eastern Part of the Adriatic Region Obtained from Geodetic and Geological Data. Applied Sciences. 2021; 11(12):5735. https://doi.org/10.3390/app11125735

Chicago/Turabian Style

Pavasović, Marko, Almin Đapo, Marijan Marjanović, and Boško Pribičević. 2021. "Present Tectonic Dynamics of the Geological Structural Setting of the Eastern Part of the Adriatic Region Obtained from Geodetic and Geological Data" Applied Sciences 11, no. 12: 5735. https://doi.org/10.3390/app11125735

Find Other Styles
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Back to TopTop