Domenico Cosentino

Domenico Cosentino
Università Degli Studi Roma Tre | UNIROMA3 · Department of Science

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April 2002 - present
Università Degli Studi Roma Tre
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April 2002 - present
Università Degli Studi Roma Tre
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  • Professor (Full)
November 1994 - March 2002
Università Degli Studi Roma Tre
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  • Professor (Associate)

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Publications (162)
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The Castelnuovo village is placed on a small NW-SE trending ridge, approximately 60 m higher than the valley floor, occupying a portion of the larger continental L'Aquila Basin (Central Italy). During the April 6, 2009 L'Aquila earthquake (Mw 6.3), the village suffered heavy damage. Several studies investigated the local seismic amplification of th...
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During the Tertiary evolution of the Western Mediterranean subduction system, a migrating foreland basin system developed between the Maghrebian orogenic belt and the adjacent African Craton. However, a comprehensive reconstruction of the foreland basin systems of the Rif Chain is still missing. By integrating field observations with quantitative b...
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Stratigraphic and thermochronologic data are used to study the processes that shaped the topography of the central Apennines of Italy. These are part of a major, active mountain belt in the center of the Mediterranean area, where several subduction zones control a complex topography. The Apennines were shaped by contraction at the front of the accr...
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The Quaternary marks a time of important change in the tectonic regime that affected the central Apennine chain. The shift from the late Miocene-early Pliocene compressional regime to the late Pliocene-early Pleistocene extensional regime produced surface uplift of the chain, tectonic activity expressed along normal faults, and rapid evolution of t...
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Orogenic plateaus represent the most spectacular consequence of continental collisions in orogenic belts. The mechanisms related to the growth of an orogenic plateau are still debated and can be the result of multiple tectonic phases and changes in collisional dynamics between the involved plates. In the last decades, the study of landscapes and la...
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This geological map of the Majella Mountain, at a 1:25.000 scale, is the result of research that started in the ‘80s as field-based learning and training in structural analysis and stratigraphy/sedimentology for graduate students on the Regional Geology and Stratigraphy courses, led respectively by Paolo Scandone and Etta Patacca at the University...
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Plain Language Summary The cause of mountain building can be enigmatic, particularly in locations where evidence for typical causes, such as horizontal crustal shortening, is absent. However, forces in the lithosphere can come about in other ways that also cause the land surface to rise. The pattern and history of topographic growth, reconstructed...
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The Numidian Sandstones are widespread throughout the western Mediterranean, from Spain and North Africa to southern Italy. They consist of intercalations of thick ultra-mature sandstones within brownish shale deposits. Crucial issues about the Numidian Sandstones are still under debate, such as their pertinence to an undisputed paleogeographic dom...
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We present the geological map of the north-eastern margin of the Fucino Basin, which is mainly characterized by Plio-Quaternary continental deposits that show transition from deeper-water lacustrine environment, marginal lacustrine system, and fluvial facies. These deposits unconformably overlie upper Messinian Lago-Mare sediments and pre-orogenic...
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This geological map of the Majella Mountain, at 1:25.000 scale, is the result of research that started in the ‘80s as field-based learning and training in structural analysis and stratigraphy/sedimentology for graduate students on the Regional Geology and Stratigraphy courses, led respectively by Paolo Scandone and Etta Patacca at the University of...
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The southern margin of the Central Anatolian Plateau (CAP) records a strong uplift phase after the early Middle Pleistocene, which has been related to the slab break‐off of the subducting Arabian plate beneath the Anatolian microplate. During the last 450 kyr the area underwent an uplift phase at a mean rate of ~3.2 m/kyr, as suggested by Middle Pl...
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During the Neogene, the Western Mediterranean subduction-related orogen developed under differing modes and senses of subduction, resulting in the formation of the Apennines, Maghrebides, Rif, and Betics. In this work, we present the Neogene kinematic evolution of the Rif, based on literature data and new results from structural-stratigraphic analy...
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The central Apennines, an accretionary wedge overlying an area of slab detachment, are characterized by prominent topography, active normal faulting, and high uplift rates. However, previous studies have failed to resolve the surface uplift history, complicating efforts to link the topographic evolution with underlying geodynamic processes. We aim...
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The Central Anatolian Plateau (CAP) represents one of the more important orogenic features of the eastern Mediterranean collisional belt. The timing and the uplift mechanism of the plateau growth are still controversial; despite the stratigraphical evidence of Quaternary marine sediments located around 1500 m a.s.l. that point the start of the plat...
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On April 6, 2009, a Mw 6.1 earthquake struck the Plio-Quaternary intermontane L’Aquila-Scoppito Basin in central Italy, causing severe damages to L’Aquila historical downtown and surroundings, which were affected by notable site effects. Previous work has suggested that different site effects may be related to the complex subsurface geologic archit...
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We present the preliminary results of a ~ 230 m deep borehole (CN1) drilled in the eastern part of the Paganica-San Demetrio-Castelnuovo Basin (PSC) (L’Aquila, central Italy), at the top of the Castelnuovo hill within the Valle Daria paleosurface (Fig. 1). The PSC is a NW-SE trending graben bordered by active normal faults and filled by Plio-Quater...
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The Central Anatolian Plateau (CAP) southern margin experienced during the Quaternary a strong uplift phase with mean rates of 3.5 mm/yr, derived from Quaternary marine sediments dated to the Ionian and now located at a maximum height of 1500 m.a.s.l. In geodynamically active areas, spatio-temporal variations in uplift can provide key insights into...
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The field trip will focus on lacustrine deposits of one of the oldest intermontane basins of central Italy: the tectonically active L'Aquila Basin (Giaccio et al., 2012; Tallini et al., 2012; Cosentino et al., 2017). This sedimentary basin developed during the late Piacenzian-Gelasian syn-rift stage that affected central Italy in a post-orogenic te...
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Unraveling the evolution of supradetachment basins developed in the hanging wall of low-angle detachment faults may be an invaluable tool in reconstructing the tectonic evolution of highly extended terrains. These basins may record major regional tectonic events related to the exhumation of metamorphic core complexes, and the reconstruction of thei...
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On 6 April 2009, a Mw 6.1 earthquake struck the Plio-Quaternary intermontane L'Aquila Basin in central Italy, causing strong damages in L'Aquila historical downtown and surroundings, which were affected by notable site effects. Previous works have suggested that different site effects may be related to the complex subsurface geologic architecture,...
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The southern margin of the Central Anatolian Plateau (CAP) records a strong uplift phase after the early Middle Pleistocene, which has been related to the slab break-off of the subducting Arabian plate beneath the Anatolian microplate. During the last 450.000 yr the area underwent an uplift phase with mean rates between 3.21 and 3.42 mm/yr, as sugg...
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We present the geological map at 1:25,000 scale of the Plio-Quaternary Paganica-San Demetrio-Castelnuovo Basin corresponding to the epicentral area of the 6 April 2009 Mw: 6.29 L’Aquila earthquake. The map focuses on the relationships between the active tectonics and the Plio-Quaternary deposits and on the early evolution of this continental basin....
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The Mediterranean Basin is a semi-enclosed basin highly sensitive to climate changes such as evaporation-precipitation processes and glacial-interglacial transitions. It is composed by two main basins, the Western Mediterranean and the Eastern Mediterranean, which are differently sensitive to the high latitude and low latitude climate interactions....
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Mediterranean marginal basins recorded the Messinian salinity crisis (MSC) in various structural settings, including syn-rift, thrust-top, foredeep, and foreland basins. During the MSC, the Apennines were one of the mobile belts of the peri-Mediterranean chain. Starting from more hinterland areas, allochthonous units of both the northern and southe...
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The Quaternary evolution of the southern margin of the Central Anatolian Plateau (CAP) included a strong uplift phase starting in the Middle Pleistocene, which has been suggested to be related to a slab break-off that occurred after the Arabian and Anatolian Plate collision. The sedimentary sequences of the Gule and Tol sections in southern Turkey...
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For almost fifty years, the spirit and core values of the Italian Geological Society have been preserved with the help of a particular person: its historical General Secretary Achille Zuccari (1926-2015). In 2016, after long time, a general assembly of the scientific institution firstly took place without that bow-tie wearing gentleman and his inse...
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At the southern margin of the Central Anatolian Plateau (CAP), marine deposits that overlie the Central Tauride units at up to 2 km of elevation were used to constrain the onset of uplift to the Middle-Late Miocene. This study demonstrates that much younger marine deposits cap the southern margin. We recognize the Last Common Occurrence of Neoglobo...
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We present a geological map at 1:25,000 scale of the Plio-Quaternary L’Aquila-Scoppito intermontane basin (central Italy), which corresponds to the epicentral area of the 6th April 2009 L’Aquila earthquake (Mw: 6.29). The map is derived from geological field surveys at 1:5000 scale and takes into account previously published maps. It is supported b...
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Study of the tectonically active L’Aquila Basin offers new insights into both the creation of the extensional intermontane basins of the central Apennines of Italy and their tectono-sedimentary evolution through time. The combination of large mammal remains, ostracods, molluscs, Mousterian tools, and 14C dating allows better definition of the onset...
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Analysis of the marine ostracod fauna from the Gulnar district (southern Anatolian Plateau, Turkey) aged Middle Pleistocene.
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Calabrian-early Middle Pleistocene foraminifer assemblages of the Mersin area (southern Anatolian Plateau, Turkey) and preliminary paleoclimate interpretations
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Freshwater ostracod assemblages from San Demetrio Synthem (L'Aquila Basin, central Apennines, Italy), dating back to the late Piacenzian–Gelasian, are studied. Six genera and eight species are recognised, six of which are new: Caspiocypris amiterni Spadi & Gliozzi sp. nov., C. bosii Spadi & Gliozzi sp. nov., C. nicandroi Spadi & Gliozzi sp. nov., C...
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The ALErT project targets on climate and tectonic hazards in the densely populated regions in the Central Anatolian Plateau (CAP), within the framework of the Marie Curie FP7-PEOPLE-2013-ITN program, The CAP extends in a wide area in between zone the Aegean extensional zone and Bitlis /Zagros compressional zone. Çankırı Basin (in the middle CAP) is...
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Recent works documented Neogene to Quaternary right-lateral strike-slip tectonics along the Kuh-e-Sarhangi and Kuh-e-Faghan intraplate strike-slip faults in the northern edge of Lut Block of Central Iran. However, the topographic response to long-term fault growth, the age, space-time development and geomorphic signal of Quaternary faulting are sti...
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The Adana Basin of southern Turkey, located at the SE margin of the Central Anatolian Plateau in the vicinity of the Arabia-Eurasia collision zone, is ideally suited to record Neogene and Quaternary topographic and tectonic changes in the easternmost Mediterranean realm. Based on our correlation of 34 seismic reflection profiles with corresponding...
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Central Iran provides an ideal region in which to study the long-term morphotectonic response to the nucleation and propagation of intraplate faulting. In this study, a multidisciplinary approach that integrates structural and stratigraphic field investigations with apatite (U + Th)/He (AHe) thermochronometry is used to reconstruct the spatio-tempo...
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Tsunami deposits are used worldwide to provide a record of past offshore earthquakes and submarine landslides, which is essential for tsunami hazard evaluation. This work shows for the first time geological evidence of tsunamis along the coast of southern central Turkey. The occurrence of onshore, m-scale out-of-place boulders at 2.6 m a.s.l. in th...
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Tsunami deposits are used worldwide to provide a record of past offshore earthquakes and submarine landslides, which is essential for tsunami hazard evaluation. This work shows for the first time geological evidence of tsunamis along the coast of southern central Turkey. The occurrence of onshore, m-scale out-of-place boulders at 2.6 m a.s.l. in th...
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This paper is mainly based on field work carried out on the Messinian deposits of the Adana Basin (southern Turkey), as well as on the interpretation of seismic reflection profiles to understand 3D geometries of the basin fill. Chronostratigraphic constraints for the Messinian deposits are from micropaleontological studies on foraminifera, ostracod...
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This work is based on fault planes developed along the Mediterranean coasts of Turkey. The measured fault planes affect the coastal area of the Silifke district with Holocene offsets. Since the Active Fault Map of Turkey doesn’t show any active faults in the study area, they represent the first evidence of active tectonics at the southern margin of...
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This work is based on out-of-place boulders that have been found along the Mediterranean coasts of Turkey. We interpret these boulders as being transported by tsunami waves impacting the Silifke district. They represent the first geological evidence of tsunami in the southern coast of Anatolia. AMS 14C datings on vermetids and Petricola lithophaga...
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L'Aquila Basin, like many other intermontane basins in central Italy, developed due to an extensional tectonic regime, still active, which controlled its sedimentation. In the south-eastern branch of the L’Aquila Basin, the Paganica-S. Demetrio-Castelnuovo (PSC) sub-basin, the tectono-sedimentary processes lead the deposition of three main synthems...
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The Central Anatolian Plateau (CAP) extends in a wide area between the Bitlis/Zagros compressional zone and the Aegean extensional zone. The Neogene unit in the study area is Bozkır formation and Süleymanlı formation of Messinian to Pliocene age. The Bozkır formation deposited in the Çankırı Basin, which is localized in central Anatolia, bounded to...
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The L’Aquila Basin (central Italy) is an intermontane basin filling by Pliocene-Quaternary continental deposits. The basin is divided into two sub-basins: the L’Aquila-Scoppito (ASB) to the west, and the Paganica-S. Demetrio-Castelnuovo (PSC) to the east. During the first filling phase (Late Piacenzian-Gelasian), the ASB sub-basin acted as a source...
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Sr isotope records from marginal marine basins track the mixing between seawater and local continental runoff, potentially recording the effects of sea-level, tectonic, and climate forcing in marine fossils and sediments. Our 110 new 87Sr/86Sr analyses on oyster and foraminifera samples from six late Miocene stratigraphic sections in southern Turke...