Aeromagnetic modelling of a compressional
contact between the Ionian and pre-Apulian zones, Ionian Islands, Greece
and Panagiotis Stefanopoulos* *
Petroleum S. A. (email@example.com).
* *Department of
Geology, Patras University, Greece.
(Received 15 March 2002;
accepted 11 July 2002)
tectonics and westward directed thrusting took place in western Greece since
upper Oligocene times. In addition to that, clockwise rotation has affected the
area. The question then arises whether the sedimentary cover alone or the
basement as well is affected by these displacement modes. Qualitative interpretation of aeromagnetic
maps (a 100 km residual of the reduced to the pole magnetic anomaly map
together with the horizontal gradient of the 50 km residual) and
two-dimensional quantitative modeling along a magnetic profile are in support
of the “basement” deformation which should be taken to represent a
valid hypothesis in the deformation history of western Greece.
Key words: Aeromagnetic,
Compressional tectonics, Ionian Islands, Greece.