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Università di Bologna

Università di Bologna, Italy joined the Academic Software Initiative (ASI) in November 2011 and currently has our Standard Academic Package of 20 Move Licenses to sit on a computer network.

2DMove is used in the computer laboratory for the course “Interpretazione delle sezioni sismiche e bilanciate” (Interpretation of seismic profiles and balanced cross sections, ISSB hereafter), which is dedicated to the graduated students (Laurea Magistrale, the MSc equivalent in the Italian system of education).

One of the Move licenses is loaded on a single computer to be used extensively for illustrating concepts concerning fault-fold interactions (fault-bend and fault-propagation folding, detachment folding, trishear), and the construction, retrodeformation and validation of geological cross sections in both undergraduate (course of “Structural Geology and Tettonics”) and graduate (ISSB course) teaching.

Two of the ASI licenses, have been used for research projects, as well as for Primo Livello (Bachelor) and Laurea Magistrale (MSc) theses.

Research projects concern:

1) the characterization of deformation style by contractional tectonics in the Oligocene Miocene foredeep turbidites of the Northern Apennines (Macigno, Cervarola and Marnoso-arenacea turbidite complexes).

2) the study of deformational structures related to submarine landslides in the Oligocene-Miocene foredeep turbidites (see, Lucente and Pini, 2003, American Journal of Science, 303, and Pini and Lucente, in progress).

3) the relationships among synsedimentary fold growth, basin geometry, distribution of sediment flows, fluid migration, mud diapirism and cold seepages in the Miocene-Pliocene ponded basins of paleo-Apenninic foreland-accretionary wedge system (Conti et al., 2010; Conti et al., in review).

4) the structural and sedimentological characters of mass-transport deposits in the Kumano basin (Nankai Trough), and their relationships with normal sediments and the activity of megasplay thrust system. Data are coming from the IODP Chikyu 333 Expedition; the writer is co-proponent of the IODP Ancillary Project NANTROSlide and on-shore scientist of the Expedition 333.

 

Papers Published using their ASI Licenses

2010

Conti S., Fontana, D., Mecozzi, S., Panieri, G., Pini, G.A. Late Miocene, seep-carbonates and fluid migration on top of the Montepetra intrabasinal high (Northern Apennines, Italy): Relations with synsedimentary folding. Sedimentary Geology, 231, 41-54.

Conti S., Fontana D., Lucente C.C., Pini G.A. Relationships between seepcarbonates, mud diapirism and basin geometry in the late Miocene of the northern Apennines of Italy: the Montardone mélange.

Conti S., Fontana, D., Mecozzi, S., Panieri, G., Pini, G.A. Late Miocene, seep-carbonates and fluid migration on top of the Montepetra intrabasinal high (Northern Apennines, Italy): Relations with synsedimentary folding. Sedimentary Geology, 231, 41-54.

Conti S., Fontana, D., Mecozzi, S., Panieri, G., Pini, G.A. Seep-carbonates on top of the “Montepetra Structural high” (Late Miocene, Northern Apennines, Italy). Submitted to Marine and Petroleum Geology, not accepted for publication after the review process. The paper will be modified and re-submitted.

Pini, G.A., Lucente C.C.  Gravity detachment folds in the Northern Apennines (Italy). In progress, ready (almost) to be submitted to the Journal of Structural Geology.

2009

Conti, S., Fontana, D. Panieri, G., Pini, G.A., Mecozzi, S. Seep carbonates at the top of a growing anticline: the “Montepetra structural high”, late Miocene of the Northern Apennines (Italy). IAS 27th Meeting, Alghero, 20-23 September 2009, Book of Abstract, 474.

Keywords : 2dmove, academic case study, fold and thrust belt

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