Articles | Volume 10, issue 2
Research article
03 Apr 2019
Research article |  | 03 Apr 2019

Ionian Abyssal Plain: a window into the Tethys oceanic lithosphere

Anke Dannowski, Heidrun Kopp, Frauke Klingelhoefer, Dirk Klaeschen, Marc-André Gutscher, Anne Krabbenhoeft, David Dellong, Marzia Rovere, David Graindorge, Cord Papenberg, and Ingo Klaucke


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AR by Anke Dannowski on behalf of the Authors (19 Feb 2019)  Author's response
ED: Publish as is (21 Mar 2019) by Patrice Rey
ED: Publish as is (21 Mar 2019) by CharLotte Krawczyk(Executive Editor)
Short summary
The nature of the Ionian Sea crust has been the subject of scientific debate for more than 30 years. Seismic data, recorded on ocean bottom instruments, have been analysed and support the interpretation of the Ionian Abyssal Plain as a remnant of the Tethys oceanic lithosphere with the Malta Escarpment as a transform margin and a Tethys opening in the NNW–SSE direction.