DESIRE 2008,
12th and 13th March 2008
Kibbutz Dalia, Israel


Wednesday, March 12, 2008

  • Sobolev: Introduction talk - aims of the workshop
  • Avraham: What do we know about surface heat flow along the DSF?
  • Levite: Heat flow in the Dead Sea area
  • Förster: Heat flow of late Proterozoic consolidated terrains, with special emphasis on the Arabian-Nubian Shield
  • Garfunkel: How well can we constrain the heat generation and thermal state of the Arabo-Nubian Shield?
  • Sobolev: Geodynamic consequences of low heat flow at Dead Sea Transform and around Dead Sea Basin

Thursday, March 13, 2008

A provocative question to get the discussion started: Can the surface heat flow of 40 ±5 (?) mW/m2 be considered as a representative conductive heat flow for the Dead Sea Basin and its surroundings after correction for sedimentation, effects of fluids etc.?

  • Förster: Re-assessment of Israels crustal heat flow by data quality assessment, new measurements and modeling
  • Shalev: Effect of fluid migration on the observed surface heat flow at and around DSB

Questions to address:

  • low present-day surface heat flow in the Dead Sea Basin: an effect of rapid subsidence /sedimentation?
  • role of heat advection on present-day surface heat-flow values inside and around the Dead Sea Basin?
  • insufficient information on thermal conductivity that lead to errors in heat-flow values?
  • influence of topography effects on heat flow overlooked?
  • systematic change of heat flow from the E (DST) to the W (Mediterranean)?
  • change in heat flow over time
  • possible linkage between the heat flow values and direction of propagation of DST

Fieldtrip to Carmel Fault


Jim Mechie, Stefan Sobolev, Radwan El-Kelani, Uwe Meyer, Andrea Förste, Hans-Jürgen Förster, Michael Weber, Zvi Ben-Avraham, Khalil Abu Ayyash, Jizak Makowski, Zvi Garfunkel, Amotz Agnon, Ehuda Shalev, Alexey Petrunin, Marl Levite, Michael Lazar

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