24 August, 2021
In July 2021, Dr. Jakub Fedorik, a postdoctoral fellow from APG group, visited the analog modeling laboratory at the University of Bern, Switzerland. During this 10-days stay in Bern, Jakub and his collaborators Prof. Guido Scheurs and Dr. Frank Zwaan simulated the deformation along the southern Dead Sea Transform.
This new model reproduces morphology of the whole southern Dead Sea Transform, as well as structural styles variation that is observed along this plate boundary. The model itself was scanned inside the CT scanner during the whole length of the deformation, which will permit the 4D analysis of faulted structures. Jakub's model also highlights the fact that there is no need for change in the plate boundary motion to form the Dead Sea Transform.
Stay tuned for more results.