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Tertiary and Quaternary geeodynamics at the junction of the Alps-Dinarides-Pannonian basin

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1.06.06  Natural sciences and mathematics  Geology  Regional geology 

Code Science Field
P005  Natural sciences and mathematics  Geology, physical geography 
Geology, Geodynamics, Tertiary, Quaternary, Eastern Slovenia, Krška kotlina
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Researchers (4)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  16309  PhD Miloš Bavec  Natural sciences and mathematics  Researcher  2002 - 2004  419 
2.  06522  PhD Bogomir Jelen  Natural sciences and mathematics  Head  2002 - 2004  164 
3.  04949  MSc Marijan Poljak  Natural sciences and mathematics  Researcher  2002 - 2004  178 
4.  03622  Helena Rifelj  Natural sciences and mathematics  Researcher  2002 - 2004  94 
Organisations (1)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0215  Geological Survey of Slovenia  Ljubljana  5051410000  10,729 
The complex systems theory is a new way of viewing nature. We propose an idea to think of and to deal with the geological structure of Slovenia as a complex geological system. From the Tertiary on, the area has been squeezed between three large and very dynamic geological systems: the Alps, the Dinarides and the Pannonian basin. Thus, its behaviour through time and consequently its pattern of geological organisation must be complex. Due to the plate tectonics, the three large systems continue exerting stress on the area. Therefore, we propose a research question: how the eastern Slovenia, as a part of the indivisible complex pattern, is being reorganised under the ongoing stress, particularly how the Krško basin, the location of the nuclear power plant (NPP), is undergoing the stress. Because the complex systems behaviour is very sensitive to the initial state, we propose first the study of interplay and feedback of tectonic and sedimentary processes known as fractal fuzz the output of which is the present-day pattern of geological organisation. In this pattern, the active stress builds up through time storing strain energy. Earthquakes represent release of the strain energy, indicating that deformation is going on. Another indication for the reorganisation of the geological pattern is paleomagnetically measured clockwise and counterclockwise rotations of different degrees. Because the seismotectonic study is important for human, environmental, economic and political reasons, we will focus next on the kinematics and dynamics study of the reorganisation in the Krško basin complex as a case study. The obtained results will represent the input data for the final seismic hazard calculation to the NNP Krško site. For the convenience of the State and local prospect developers, the geological map of the Krško basin, scale 1:25000, will be printed as the final product of detailed structures and formations mapping.
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