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Journée “Faille du Levant” – “Levant Fault” workshop
03 april 2009

The “Levant Fault” is one of the most active structures of the Oriental Mediterranean basin. The goal of the workshop is to bring together a crowd of scientists from various horizons to present state-of-the-art research along the Levant fault and foster interdisciplinary discussions between participants.

For logistic planning, if you intend to participate please send a email before March 27th to

Contact : Yann Klinger, Equipe de tectonique
IPGP, BP89, 4 place Jussieu, 75005 Paris, France, +33 1 44 27 24 37

Programme de la journée en Salle bleue :

9h20 - Introduction to the "Levant Fault" workshop
by Y. Klinger, IPGP, France

9h30 - Repeated faulting at Vadum Iacob - a multi-layered archaeological site on the Dead Sea Fault
by S. Marco, Tel Aviv University, Israël.

10h - Active tectonics and seismic hazard of the Lebanese Restraining Bend
by A. Elias, American Univ. of Beyrouth, Lebanon.

10h30 - Large earthquake sequences along the Dead Sea Fault: Rupture constraint from Archeoseismology and Paleoseismology
by M. Meghraoui, EOST, Strasbourg, France.

11h – 11h30 Open discussions and coffee break

11h30 - Slip-rate at different time scales along the southern Levant fault
by Y. Klinger and M. Le Béon, IPGP, Paris, France.

12h - The Dead Sea Transform and the Dead Sea Basin – Structure and dynamics
by M. Weber and the DESERT and DESIRE teams, GFZ, Potsdam, Germany.

12h30 - Does the Levant system have the potential for a sustained supershear rupture ?
by D. Robinson, Univ. of Oxford, UK

12h40 – 14h30 Lunch break

14h30 - Terrestrial paleotemperature in the Levant – Why and how ?
by M. Daëron, LSCE, Orsay, France.

15h - What do we learn from Chlorine 36 about crustal deformation in Lebanon?
by L. Benedetti, Cerege, Aix en Provence, France.

15h30 - Paleoenvironment-paleoclimate in Lebanon during the last climatic cycle. Deciphering the Yammoûneh sedimentary section
- since the last Glacial Maximum
by F. Gasse, Cerege, Aix en Provence, France.
- the last climatic cycle
by A.L. Develle, Cerege, Aix en Provence, France.

16h - The role of Dead Sea Rift in Hominid dispersal
by G. King, IPGP, Paris, France.

16h30 Open discussion - Conclusion

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