Field-based geological mapping represents the most valuable tool to obtain new stratigraphic data. Palaeoecological perturbations, synsedimentary tectonics and sea-level fluctuations controlled the deposition of marine to continental deposits in the peri-Mediterranean area since the Late Palaeozoic, as recorded in the stratigraphic successions of different palaeogeographic domains. These successions are involved in orogenic/post-orogenic deformations, or uplifted in forebulge areas, and are unconformably covered by Neogene-Quaternary deposits. Their knowledge can be enhanced by performing detailed observations and descriptions in the field. The application of the classical methodologies of geological mapping, associated with new tools derived from the evolution of scientific knowledge and advances in technology, continuously provides new sedimentological and stratigraphic cues.
The aim of the proposed Special Issue is to bring together contributions discussing on new stratigraphic features from (but not limited to) peri-Mediterranean continental, shallow, and deep marine environments, derived from field mapping projects also considering the renewed funding of the official geological mapping project at 1:50,000 scale (CARG Project). Contributions would be addressed, but would not be limited, to the discussion of: i) sedimentology and tectono-stratigraphic evolution of Palaeozoic-to-Cenozoic sedimentary basins from regional-scale to specific cases, ii) new methodologies of collection, storage, and restitution of field data, and iii) new tools for elaboration and construction of geological models starting from 2D geological maps.
This Special Issue is intended to encourage researchers and field geologists, involved in the very time-expensive acquisition of data through geological mapping, to disseminate original and fresh, field-based, datasets. The submission of geological maps is warmly fostered.
Call for abstracts: 15/12/2022
Call for full papers: 31/03/2023