The Western Makran Transect :
2017-08-01 to 2017-09-24
Two amphibious, crustal scale, wide-angle experiments will be carried out, running 1) from Oman through the Gulf of Oman to Iran, and 2) from the Arabian Sea to Iran, to study the Makran subduction zone. Geometrical information on the structure of the subduction zone is needed for Tsunami forecasting by modelling (as part of a future Tsunami Early Warning System ). Furthermore, the general architecture of the subduction zone, particularly the Makran accretionary wedge, will be studied.

Related People

Person Institute
Christian Haberland (PI) GFZ Potsdam
Mohammad Mokhtari (PI) IIEES - International Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Seismology
Trond Ryberg (Coapplicant) GFZ Potsdam
Michael Weber (Coapplicant) GFZ Potsdam
Joern Lauterjung (Coapplicant) GFZ Potsdam

Used Equipment

Device Amount
Datacube 215
Cube3 100
3-D Geophone 100


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