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Project code: 1-09-323

Sedimentary Environments of the Adriatic Carbonate Platform and their Evolution

Main researcher: TIŠLJAR, JOSIP (49574)

Type of research: basic
Duration from: 01/01/92. to 12/01/95.

Papers on project (total): 17
Papers on project quoted in Current Contents: 1
Institution name: Rudarsko geološko naftni fakultet, Zagreb (195)
Department/Institute: Department of geology and mineral resources
Address: Pierottijeva 6
City: 10000 - Zagreb, Croatia
Phone: 385 (0)1 441839
Fax: 385 (0)1 440008

Summary: The Adriatic platform is a world famous sedimentological phenomenon and an inexhaustible treasury of data about sedimentation conditions and environments from the Middle Triassic to the Middle Eocene (ca 18o million years). As such it plays a significant role in understanding of global geological and sedimentological processes in the circum-Mediterranean area. The project is planed to deal with detailed research, interpretation, reconstruction and correlation of facies, sedimentary conditions and environments within the Adriatic carbonate platform. The results of this research will contribute to the general world scientific geological understanding of circum Meditteranean area. Mainly answering the questions dealing with the extent of the platform, its evolution and the dinamics of changes of depositional environments through tine and space.Providing also the solution to problems dealing with rhythmic, cyclic, vertical and lateral changes of depositional environments caused by global sea-level rise or fall, regional and local authocyclic processes and climatic processes.

Keywords: Carbonate platform, Depositional system, Facies, Cyclic sedimentation, Peritidal carbonates, Emersions, Triassic, Jurassic, Lower Cretaceous,

Research goals: The main purpose in investigation is the systematic collecting of nummerous data according to which the dilema of many diferent sedimentary environments appeared on Adriatic carbonate platformand sedimentary processes associated, could be resolved. Correlation of large number of data from nummerous investigated localyties could prove the answere to many how exested questions such as: Where, when and for how long the single, small of large, environments exested; Their lateral and vertical relationship; The cause of their formation, duration and transsition in time scale record; The role of global eustasy within depositional sequences; How important were the processes of tectono-eustasy in local and regional scale; What caused the rhytmical repetition of cycles superimposed on hierarchicly higher ordered scale? According to key possition of Adriatic carbonate platform indetermining and explaining much wider, Circum-Mediteranienplatform area, each new scientific result in its investigationconsequently contributes to the world-wide interest in carbonateplatforms in general and allow us to keep in pace with Worldsgeological scientific atlainments.


  1. Name of project: Global Sedimentary Geology Program. Working Group 4: Cretaceous Carbonate Platforms
    Name of institution: International Assotiation of Sedimenotologist (IAS). Free University, Earth Sciences
    City: 1081 - Amsterdam, Netherland


  1. Name of institution: Free University, Earth Sciences
    Type of institution: University/Faculty
    Type of cooperation: Systematic exchange of information
    City: 1081 - Amsterdam, Netherland

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Last update: 10/04/95