Aegean — 1 Comment

  1. In my work in the Hellenides I attempt to relate the surface plate tectonic events with tomography of the Aegean region. I agree with Hinsbergen et al. (2005) that there are two so-called slabs below that area in the mantle. My timing is quite different and the subductions involved are related to the closure of the northern brance of the Neotethys. One cannot have subduction models without having corresponding surface geology and mantle tomography. As far as my readings are concerned, I gather that tomography is ambiguously vague in the upper 500 km depth. Another point is that following the tomography b3eyond the Aegean area towards India one definitely encounters two slabs (at least) at the depths between about 800 and 2000 kms, although the reconstructions are somewhat ambigous.

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