Katz Youri.

Katz Youri.
Tel Aviv University | TAU · Steinhart Museum of Natural History

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The study of the ancient anthropological sites of the Levantine Corridor is very significant for understanding the evolution of ancient hominins and the time of their dispersal from East Africa to the Caucasus and Eurasia (Eppelbaum and Katz, 2022a). In such geologically complex regions as the northern Levantine Corridor (in the area of development...
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Heletz–Ashdod oil field is the first oil deposit to have been discovered in the Eastern Mediterranean. This deposit has been exploited until the present despite its small reserves. However, this area’s tectonic–geodynamic and structural features must be studied more. Based on the integrated regional geological–geophysical analysis, it was proposed...
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The most complex regions of the Earth are the areas of transition from the ocean to the continent and the spreading and collision zones of the lithospheric plate joining. The Easternmost Mediterranean, a striking example of such regions, is located between the largest Earth's lithospheric segments: Eurasia and Gondwana. The quantitative analysis of...
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The Sea of Galilee (Lake Kinneret) is located in northern Israel in a complex tectonic setting where the Dead Sea Transform crosscuts other fault systems. The practical absence of boreholes in the sea hinders geological-geophysical data interpretation. For the first time, gravity, magnetic, paleomagnetic, radiometric, and seismological data were an...
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The easternmost Mediterranean is a distinct transition zone from the ocean to the continent between the largest Earth's lithospheric segments: Eurasian and African. The paleomagnetic mapping of such transition zones is based on integrating the mapping techniques for both continental and oceanic platforms: paleomagnetic reconstructions, results of r...
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The study of the ancient anthropological sites of the Levantine Corridor is very significant for understanding the evolution of ancient hominins and the time of their dispersal from East Africa to the Caucasus and Eurasia. The paleomagnetic studies and event stratigraphy of the latest Cenozoic for the Levantine region are comprehensively generalize...
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The easternmost Mediterranean is a distinct transition zone from the ocean to the continent between the largest Earth's lithospheric segments: Eurasian and African. The paleomagnetic mapping of such transition zones is based on integrating the mapping techniques for both continental and oceanic platforms: paleomagnetic reconstructions, results of r...
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The easternmost Mediterranean is a distinct transition zone from the ocean to the continent located at the junction between the largest Earth's lithospheric segments: Eurasian and African. The methodology of paleomagnetic mapping of such transition zones is based on integrating the mapping techniques for both continental and oceanic platforms: pale...
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Hydrospheric disturbances played a vital role in developing the stratigraphic scale and the planetary periodization scale during the Late Cenozoic. The most exceptional in paleogeographic and sedimentation-biotic terms is the Akchagylian basin. It is anomalously elongated far to the north and characterized by a typology of transition from a brackis...
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The geodynamic-paleomagnetic mapping makes it possible to reveal the multilevel structural heterogeneity and display complex elements of the geodynamics of different ages inherent in the junction (transition) zones. Two main geodynamical processes are developed in the region under study: (1) final collisional and (2) initial spreading. Paleomagneti...
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The origin of man on Earth is directly associated with determining the directions of the flow distribution of ancient man dispersal to adjacent regions. In such studies, mainly landscape and climatological changes are traditionally analyzed. We suggest that regional tectonic-geodynamic factors played a dominant role in the character of dispersal al...
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The methodology known as paleomagnetic mapping was precipitated by developing two scientific directions: (1) paleomagnetic stratigraphy and (2) the examination of magnetic anomalies in the World Ocean. Conventional paleomagnetic mapping has been methodologically formed for identifying the magnetostratigraphic unit bedding conditions for sedimentary...
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The Hebron magnetic anomaly is the most significant magnetic anomaly observed in the territory of Israel. Some investigators have associated this anomaly with the magnetic sources occurring at comparatively small depths (5-7 km). Quantitative analysis of airborne data (1000 m over the Earth's surface) indicates that the upper edge of the anomalous...
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Tectonically the considered area of the junction of four lithospheric plates (Nubian, Arabian, Aegean- Anatolian, and Sinai) belongs to the Eastern Mediterranean, with its Cyprus-Levantine marine and Anatolian-Nubian-Arabian continental framing. The anomalousness of the region is manifested in the tectonic-structural features of the mantle, lithosp...
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A vital influence of regional tectonic-geodynamical factors on environmental features is evident. The Nubian-Arabian region contains such important geological-geophysical phenomena as (1) remnant collision of the ancient Neotethys Ocean, (2) wide development of the continental rifting zones with elements of the triple junction, (3) a giant Ural-Afr...
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At present, a vital influence of regional tectonic-geodynamical factors on environmental features is evident. The Nubian-Arabian region contains such important geological-geophysical phenomena as (1) the remnant collision of the ancient Neotethys Ocean, (2) the wide development of the continental rifting zones with elements of the triple junction,...
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The tectonic–geodynamic characteristics of the North African–Arabian region are complicated by the interaction of numerous factors. To study this interaction, we primarily used satellite gravimetric data (retracked to the Earth’s surface), which has been acknowledged as a powerful tool for tectonic–geodynamic zonation. The applied polynomial averag...
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The tectonic-geodynamic characteristics of the North African-Arabian region are complicated by the interaction of numerous factors. To study this interaction, we primarily used the satellite gravity data (retracked to the Earth's surface), recognized as a powerful tool for tectonic-geodynamic zonation. The applied polynomial averaging of gravity da...
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Satellite gravimetry is now recognized as a powerful and reliable tool for regional tectonic-geodynamic zonation. The studied region contains intricate geodynamical features (high seismological indicators, active rift systems, collision processes), the wealthiest structural arrangement (existence of mosaic blocks of oceanic and continental Earth's...
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Paleomagnetic mapping has been applied mainly to investigate two kinds of regions: (1) platform areas, and (2) the World Ocean. Conventional paleomagnetic mapping has been methodologically intended to identify the magnetostratigraphic units of sedimentary strata in the platform regions. It is used mainly for paleomagnetic laboratory data analysis d...
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In the Arabian-Northern African region, the interaction of the Nubian, Arabian and Eurasian plates and many small tectonic units is conspicuous. To better understand this interaction, we use satellite-derived gravity data (retracked to the Earth’s surface), recognized now as a powerful tool for tectonic-geodynamic zonation. We applied the polynomia...
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In the Neo-Tethyan collision zone, the eastern Mediterranean consists mainly of the Mesozoic terrane belt and the adjoining oceanic crust complex of the northern part of the Sinai plate. The recent discovery of significant hydrocarbon deposits has attracted considerable attention to this region. We examined structural stages (from the Triassic to t...
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Modern satellite gravimetry is now considered one of the most powerful and effective instruments for regional tectonic-geodynamic zonation. Satellite gravity observations clearly fit the definition of 'big data' because of their volume and variety. The Arabian – NE African region discussed in this article has intricate geodynamic features, includin...
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The studied region (coordinates: 0^o - 55^o North and 22^o - 62^o East) occupies a vast region of about 24 million km^2. Among the essential geological and geophysical features of the region, we can select several critical phenomena, which are briefly described below: (1) Triple junction of the rift branches of the Red Sea, the Gulf of Aden, and th...
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Satellite gravimetry showed itself as a powerful and reliable tool for regional tectonic-geodynamic zonation. Regular observation grid and comparatively high accuracy (1-1.5 mGal) of satellite gravity data retracked to the Earth's (together with other kinds of gravity observations) surface makes these data an indispensable instrument for the examin...
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The Eurasian-Arabian-African region contains intricate geodynamical features (high seismological indicators, active rift systems, and collision processes), complex tectonic arrangement (mosaic location of blocks of oceanic and continental Earth's crust of various ages), high-amplitude gravity anomalies, complex magnetic pattern and inexplicable set...
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Satellite gravimetry is recognized now as a powerful and reliable tool for regional tectonic-geodynamic zonation. The area under study (Arabian-African region) is of great interest from many points of view: geodynamically (high seismic activity, active rift zones, and collision processes), structurally (presence of mosaic block system of continenta...
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The satellite-derived geophysical gravity data are the powerful modern tool of regional tectonic-geophysical examination of the Earth’s crust and upper mantle. It is well known that the regional long-term seismological prognosis, the strategy of searching economic deposits, and many other critical geological-geophysical problems are based mainly on...
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In the Neo-Tethyan collision zone, the Eastern Mediterranean consists mainly of the Mesozoic terrane belt and the adjoining oceanic crust complex of the northern part of the Sinai plate. Combined analysis of geophysical (magnetic, paleomagnetic, gravity, seismic, and thermal) information, tectonic, structural, and paleogeographical data sheds light...
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The region under study is of great interest from many positions: geodynamically (high seismic activity, modern riftogenesis, and collision processes), structurally (presence of mosaic block system of continental and oceanic Earth's crust of different age), geophysically (presence of several most extraordinary gravity anomalies and very intricate ma...
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It is well-known that magnetic field analysis in general is more complex than gravity or thermal radiation. It is caused by a dipole nature of the magnetic field, magnetic variability of the geological medium and numerous magnetic field reversals. Paleomagnetic investigation assists us in obtaining some 'stamps' of past geomagnetic field configurat...
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It is now accepted that paleomagnetic research is a powerful geophysical tool that enables the unmasking of significant details of the geodynamic and tectonic settings of areas under study that often cannot be discovered by other methods. At the same time, applying the paleomagnetic study only to complex geological regions is usually insufficient....
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The Eastern Mediterranean, in the Neo-Tethyan collision zone, consists mainly of the Mesozoic terrane belt and the adjoining oceanic crust complex of the northern part of the Sinai plate. The recent discovery of large hydrocarbon deposits has attracted considerable attention to this region. Combined analysis of gravity, magnetic, paleomagnetic, tec...
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Comprehensive magnetic-paleomagnetic analysis of physical-geological models developed for the Easternmost Mediterranean (northern part of the Sinai plate) accompanied by gravity and seismic data examination enabled to detect of a zone of inverse magnetization of submeridional strike with a total volume exceeding 120,000 km^3. Such a large zone must...
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The easternmost Mediterranean is a tectonically complex region within the Neo-Tethyan collision zone. It is mainly composed of the Mesozoic terrane belt and the adjoining oceanic crust complex of the northern part of the Sinai plate. Despite years of investigation, the geological-geophysical structure of the easternmost Mediterranean is not entirel...
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Анализ физико-геологических моделей, разработанные для Восточного Средиземноморья (северная часть Синайской плиты) на основе комплексной интерпретации сейсмических данных и 3D магнитного и гравитационного моделирования (анализ магнитного поля играл приоритетную роль) позволили выявить зону обратной намагниченности субмеридионального простирания с ш...
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The easternmost Mediterranean is a tectonically complex region evolving in the long term and located in the central part of the progressive Afro-Eurasian collision (e.g., Ben-Avraham, 1978; Khain, 1984). Both rift-oceanic systems and terrane belts are known to have been formed in this collision zone (Stampfli et al., 2013). Despite years of investi...
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The recent discovery of large offshore gas deposits as well as gigantic reserves of oil shale has attracted the attention of many researchers to Israel. The latest U.S. Geological Survey estimates using conventional assessment methodology suggest that there are in the order of 1.7 billion barrels of recoverable oil and more than 4 trillion m3 of re...
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The Eastern Mediterranean is a tectonically complex region located in the midst of the progressive Afro-Eurasian collision. The recent increasing geotectonic activity in this region highlights the need for a combined analysis of seismo-neotectonic signatures. For this purpose, this article presents the key features of the tectonic zonation of the E...
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For many years, Israel was considered to be an unlikely area for discovering commercially exploitable minerals. Studies only reported phosphorites, which are processed at the Dead Sea Works into plant fertilizer, building materials, and chemicals for the cosmetic industry. However, a contemporary look at Israel's economic mineral deposits suggests...
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The eastern Mediterranean is a tectonically complex region evolving in the long term, located in the progressive Afro-Eurasian collision. Despite years of investigation, its geological-geophysical structure is not entirely known. At the same time, the recent discovery of large gas deposits has attracted the attention of many researchers in this reg...
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Sea of Galilee (Lake Kinneret) is the main source of fresh water in Israel. This lake is located in northern Israel in the area of complex tectonic setting where the Dead Sea Fault crosscuts other fault systems. Practical absence of wells in the lake hinders geological-geophysical data interpretation. A variety of magnetic sources occurring in the...
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The presented investigation is based on the application of (1) facial analysis, (2) thicknesses of geological formations, and (3) magnetic and thermal fields examination. For the items (1)-(2), the data from Israeli boreholes (altogether 33 units) with Permian, Triassic, and Jurassic deposits as well as from several outcrops were examined. Item (3)...
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The division of the Levant and the Eastern Mediterranean into distinct crustal domains was first proposed by Ben-Avraham and Ginzburg (1990). According to this model, the earth’s crust of Israel consists of three terranes: the Negev, Judea-Samaria, and Galilee-Lebanon. Following investigations (e.g., Ben-Avraham et al., 2002, 2006) confirmed this t...
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Эрозионно-тектоническая впадина Махтеш Рамон расположена в пустыне Негев на юге Израиля в 65 км юго-западнее Мертвого моря. Размеры этой впадины (каньона) составляют 40 км в длину и около 8 км в ширину; ее обрамление находится на высоте от 800 до 1000 м, а центральная часть – на высоте от 400 до 600 м выше уровня моря. Тектонически этот район предс...
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For the onshore and offshore parts of the studied area, a top Jurassic map on the basis of combined analysis of geological and geophysical (gravity, magnetic and seismic) data was developed. Additionally, new geological-geophysical profiles through the Carmel structure and its vicinity were elaborated. The integrated examination indicates that the...
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Interpretation of magnetic field involved such procedures as filtering and transformation of the magnetic field, quantitative interpretation of magnetic anomalies, and 3-D modeling of the magnetic field. For quantitative analysis of magnetic anomalies were applied methods (improved variants of tangents, characteristic points, and areal) developed e...
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The Hebron magnetic anomaly is the most significant magnetic anomaly in Israeli territory. Folkman & Bein (1978) and Rybakov et al. (1995) have associated this anomaly with the magnetic source at comparatively small depths (5-7 km). Quantitative analysis indicates that the upper edge of the magnetic source occurs at a depth of 25-26 km. A rough est...
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The Sea of Galilee (Lake Kinneret) is located in northern Israel in a complex tectonic setting where the Dead Sea Transform crosscuts other fault systems. The practical absence of wells in the sea hinders geological-geophysical data interpretation. The total magnetic field map shows an intricate pattern of the magnetic field distribution caused by...
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The Sea of Galilee (Lake Kinneret) is one of the main sources of fresh water in Israel. The sea is located in the area of a complicated tectonic setting at the northern continuation of the Dead Sea Transform. The practical absence of wells in the Sea of Galilee basin sufficiently complicates geophysical data interpretation. The magnetic map of the...
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A variety of magnetic sources occurring in the Sea of Galilee (Lake Kinneret) and around the lake cause a complex pattern of the anomalous magnetic field. Positive and negative magnetic anomalies in the Kinneret basin correspond to basalts of normal and reverse magnetization, respectively. Using interpretation methods specially developed for compli...
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Map of the total magnetic field of the Lake Kinneret area displays a complex pattern of the magnetic anomalies caused mainly by a combined influence of the Neogene-Quaternary basalt flows surrounding this lake and magnetic sources occurring this lake. Positive and negative magnetic anomalies, recognized in the Lake Kinneret area, correspond to the...
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On the basis of combined geological-geophysical analysis, a few regional volcanic-tectonic ring domes have been recognized in the Eastern Mediterranean region. These domes are distinguished by different types of volcanic-plutonic apparatus and characterized by multi-level structure and prolonged history of their forming. In Cretaceous, regional vol...
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Lake Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) is Israel's primary source of freshwater. The lake is located in the area of a complicated tectonic setting at the northern continuation of the Dead Sea Transform. The absence of wells in the lake basin significantly complicates geological-geophysical data analysis. Map of the total magnetic field of the Lake Kinneret...
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Analysis of paleobiogeographical data indicates that the Negev - N. Sinai, Galilee - Lebanon, and Palmyra terranes with the 'Somalirhynchia' fauna of Ethiopian province were moved by clockwise direction from the northern part of the Arabian Plate. Terrane zones of accretion with the Arabian Plate are marked by subduction P_2 - T_1 basalts (Makhtesh...
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The Early Cretaceous magmatic associations in northern Israel have been studied for many years by the use of petrographic (e.g., Mimran, 1972; Shimron, 1989; Shimron and Lang, 1989, etc.) and radiometric investigations (e.g., Lang and Mimran, 1985; Lang and Steinitz, 1987; Shimron and Lang, 1988, etc.), based on regional geological and tectonic con...

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Integrated analysis of gravity, magnetic, thermal, seismic, paleomagnetic, GPS and other data for development of new tectono-geodynamic models (schemes) for the region of Near and Middle East and Eastern Africa.