Age and geodynamic evolution of the Black Sea Basin: Tectonic evidences of rifting in Crimea

Hippolyte, Jean-Claude
Murovskaya, Anna
Volfman, Yuri
Yegorova, Tamara
Gintov, Oleg
Kaymakcı, Nuretdin
The timing and direction of opening of the Black Sea Basin are debated. However, parts of its margins were inverted during Cenozoic and can be studied onshore. The Crimean Mountains are located in the middle of the northern margin of the basin, and at the onshore prolongation of the mid-Black Sea High.


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ÖZKAPTAN, MURAT; Kaymakcı, Nuretdin; Langereis, Cor G.; Gulyuz, Erhan; Özacar, Atilla Arda; UZEL, BORA; SÖZBİLİR, HASAN (Elsevier BV, 2018-10-02)
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J.-C. Hippolyte et al., “Age and geodynamic evolution of the Black Sea Basin: Tectonic evidences of rifting in Crimea,” MARINE AND PETROLEUM GEOLOGY, pp. 298–314, 2018, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: