Preliminary outline of sessions
1. Field-based studies of salt diapirs and related structures
2. Seismic-based analysis of salt tectonic systems in areas such as the Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic margins, North Sea and other areas.
3. Physical and mathematical modeling of salt flow
4. Mechanics of salt flow from microscale to macroscale
5. Interrelations between salt tectonics and hydrocarbons
Most of the field trips comprise a visit to Mount Sedom, the surface expression of the rising Sedom salt wall. We will observe thick sequences of vertical and overturned rocksalt and evaporites, meso-scale folds, faults and boudins in rocksalt, a km-scale recumbent ‘flap’ fold , caprock and ‘salt mirror’, and the highly tilted and drape folded overburden. We will also visit outcrops along the seismically-active Dead Sea Fault system, and excellent outcrops of soft-sediment deformation within seismogenic slumps. The Dead Sea and Moav Mountains in Jordan will provide a vivid backdrop to the fieldtrip.
When booking your flights and arranging your visit to Israel
Please take into consideration the following information. On Sunday 11 February, between 9:00-14:00, we will provide a free guided tour in Jerusalem (meeting point – Crown Plaza hotel). At 14:00, a free shuttle bus will leave from Jerusalem (meeting point – Crown Plaza hotel) to Ein Boqeq (the conference location).
On Friday 16 February, between 8:00-12:00, we will visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Masada. After this visit we will provide a free shuttle to Jerusalem, Ben-Gurion airport and Tel Aviv. The expected time in the airport is 14:30, so better book your departure flight after 17:30.