Each stage will have specific results corresponding to the detailed convened schedule. At the first stage end it will be made available for use a database that will contain all the geologic, geophysical and seismological information. Velocity data obtained after analyzing and processing other than seismic data will be used as referential for velocity analysis of seismic data. The seismic reflection and refraction data will be grouped inside the database correspondent to each major tectonic unit that belongs.
The 2D velocity distribution for each seismic profile analysed will be constructed and it will display the velocity variation with layer intervals. These velocities will be obtained through two ways: the first, as a result of a velocity analysis during processing seismic data and, the second, by inverting the seismic first arrival traveltimes (tomography or ray tracing). Correlating both the misfits and errors will be drastically decreased. The reference level of static data correction will be a unique one (0 – the sea level). 2D interpolated velocity distribution models will conduct to a 3D regional and afterwards country scale velocity distribution model. The interpolation will be carried out using statistical and scientific algorithms. At the end of the second and third stages there will obtained 3D velocity distribution models for the Moesian and Moldavian platforms and Barlad Basin.
A more detailed image of the Vrancea Zone will be obtained where the depth interval will be greater increased comparatively with rest of the Romanian territory.
Similarly to the previous models (Moesian and Moldavian Platform) there will be obtained 3D velocity distribution models for the Pannonian and Transylvanian basins. The results interpolation will conduct to a 3D interval velocity distribution model for the whole Romanian territory (a country scale 3D model). It is projected that the existent geotectonic models will greatly increase in resolution and confidence as a result of this 3D model elaboration.
Bocin, A., Stephenson, R., Mocanu, V., Matenco, L., "Architecture of the south-eastern Carpathians nappes and Focsani Basin (Romania) from 2D ray tracing of densely-spaced refraction data" , Tectonophysics, Volume 476, Issues 3-4, 25 October 2009, Pages 512-527, Impact factor = 1,677 (2009 ISI Journal Citation Report)
Russo, R., Mocanu, V., "Source-side shear wave splitting and upper mantle flow in the Romanian Carpathians and surroundings", Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Volume 287, Issues 1-2, 30 September 2009, Pages 205-216, Impact factor = 3,955 (2009 ISI Journal Citation Report)
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Mocanu, V. (2010). Mantle flow in the Carpathian Bend Zone? Integration of GPS and geophysical investigations . Expanded abstract, Tectonic Crossroads: Evolving Orogens of Eurasia-Africa-Arabia. Geological Society of America International Meeting, Ankara, Turkey
Andrei Bocin (2010). Crustal structure of the SE Carpathians and its foreland from densely spaced geophysical data. Publishing House Sfantul Ierarh Nicolae, Iasi. ISBN 978-606-8129-13-6, 124 pages.