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Martijn Deenen
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Mr. M. Deenen
Paleomagnetic Laboratory
Fort Hoofddijk
Utrecht University..Molengraaff Fonds
Faculty of Earth Sciences, 
Utrecht University 
Budapestlaan 17
3584 CD Utrecht 
The Netherlands 

Phone +31 30 253 1361
Fax +31 30 243 1677


Research of Martijn Deenen

Crimea and Caucasus fold-and-thrust belt: plate tectonic history of Mesozoic basins of the southern margin of the East European Platform.
The Black Sea area (Dobrogea, Crimea, Caucasus) is one of the few areas on Earth where long-term, lithospheric scale processes can be studied. There are still many controversies regarding the evolution of this area, and paleomagnetism can help to determine (timing of) plate tectonic movements. 

We intend to use a new approach to reliably determine paleolatitudes through model correction of the inclination error, using TK03.GAD (Tauxe & Kent, 2004) for Mesozoic sequences in the Crimea and Caucasus fold-and-thrust belts. 

Triassic limestones in Dobrogea (Romania)
The research of Martijn will focus on testing the TK03.GAD model with the (in due time ...) available data, and comparing both real and synthetic datasets. The results will aid the geodynamic reconstruction of the area by Maud Meijers
Interesting rock ...
Triassic turbisites in Crimea (Ukraine)

publications Publications of Martijn Deenen
  • Meijers, M.J.M., Deenen, M.H., Saintot, A., Stephenson, R., Krijgsman, W. and Langereis, C.G. (2005). Paleomagnetic Evidence for Large Scale Southward Translation of Crimea (East European Platform) During the Jurassic, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco (US). 
  • Meijers, M.J.M; Deenen, M.H.L; Saintot, A.; Krijgsman, W.; Langereis, C.G. (2005). Paleomagnetic evidence for large-scale northward terrane translation of Crimea since the Jurassic, Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 7, 07271, EGU General Assembly 2005, Vienna (Austria).