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Maud Meijers
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Mrs. M. Meijers
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 Maud Meijers

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 Dobrogea, Crimea and Caucasus fold-and-thrust belts. This project collaborates with the Free University of Amsterdam, related to the research of Aline Saintot and Randell Stephenson
Aline Saintot (now in Trondheim, Norway)
Jurassic limestones in Crimea (Ukraine)
The research of Maud will concentrate on the Mesozoic geodynamic evolution of the Crimea and Caucasus fold-and-thrust belt, as a part of the southern margin of the East European Platform. For this purpose, she will make use of the tests and simulations  of Martijn Deenen.
I want that piece of rock !
Triassic limestones in Dobrogea (Romania)

publications Publications of Maud Meijers
  • 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).