Publications from The Afar Stratoid project

Journal Articles

 

Observing Oblique Slip During Rift Linkage in Northern Afar

Alessandro La Rosa, Carolina Pagli, Derek Keir, Federico Sani, Giacomo Corti, Hua Wang, and Daniel Possee, Geophysical Research Letters 46, 10,782-10,790, 2019.

A review of tectonic models for the rifted margin of Afar: Implications for continental break-up and passive margin formation

Frank Zwaan, Giacomo Corti, Derek Keir, and Federico Sani, Journal of African Earth Sciences 164, 103649, doi:10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2019.103649, 2020.

Structural analysis of the Western Afar Margin, East Africa: evidence for multiphase rotational rifting

Frank Zwaan, Giacomo Corti, Federico Sani, Derek Keir, Ameha Muluneh, Finn Illsley-Kemp, and Mauro Papini, Tectonics, doi: 10.1029/2019TC006043, 2020.

3D extension at plate boundaries accommodated by interacting fault systems

Luca Collanega, Giacomo Corti, Anna Breda, Matteo Massironi, Derek Keir, Scientific Reports, 10, 8669, doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-65599-5, 2020.

Evolution of the Alu-Dalafilla and Borale volcanoes, Afar, Ethiopia

Emma J. Watts, Thomas Gernon, Rex Taylor, Derek Keir, Melanie Sigburg, Jasmin Jarman, Carolina Pagli, Anna Gioncada, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, doi: 10.1016/j.volgeores.2020.107094,  2020.

Analogue modelling of marginal flexure in Afar, East Africa: Implications for passive margin formation

Frank Zwaan, Giacomo Corti, Derek Keir, Federico Sani, Tectonophysics, 796, 228595. doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2020.228595, 2020.

 

Lower Crustal Earthquakes in the March 2018 Sequence Along the Western Margin of Afar

Alessandro La Rosa, Derek Keir, Cecile Doubre, Federico Sani, Giacomo Corti, Sylvie Leroy, Atalay Ayele, Carolina Pagli, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 22, 4, doi.org/10.1029/2020GC009614, 2021.

Plate‐boundary kinematics of the Afrera linkage zone (Afar) from InSAR and seismicity

Alessandro La Rosa, Carolina Pagli, Hua Wang, Cecile Doubre, Sylvie Leroy, Federico Sani, Giacomo Corti, Atalay Ayele, Derek Keir, Journal of Geophysical Research, doi:10.1029/2020JB021387, 2021.

Evidence of active magmatic rifting at the Ma’Alalta volcanic feld (Afar, Ethiopia)

Gianmaria Tortelli, Anna Gioncada, Carolina Pagli, Mauro Rosi, Laura De Dosso, Derek Keir, Bulletin of Volcanology, 83, 38, doi:10.1007/s00445-021-01461-4, 2021.

The 2008–2010 subsidence of Dallol volcano on the spreading erta ale ridge: InSAR observations and source models

Maurizio Battaglia, Carolina Pagli, Stefano Meuti, Remote Sensing, 13, 1991, doi:10.3390/rs13101991, 2021.

Caldera collapse and tectonics along the Main Ethiopian rift: reviewing possible relationships

Daniele Maestrelli, Giacomo Corti, Marco Bonini, Domenico Montanari, Federico Sani, Comptes Rendus Geoscience, 353, S2, 1-19. doi:10.5802/crgeos.63, 2021.

Revealing 60 years of earthquake swarms in the Southern Red Sea, Afar and the Gulf of Aden

Joel Ruch, Derek Keir, Luigi Passarelli, Domenico Di Giacomo, Gebrebrhan Ogubazghi, Sigurjon Jonsson, Froniters in Earth Science, 9,  doi:10.3389/feart.2021.664673 2021.

Variations in melt emplacement beneath the northern East African Rift from radial anisotropy

Emma Chambers, Nicholas Harmon, Catherine Rychert, Derek Keir, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 573, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2021.117150, 2021. 

Imaging the seismic velocity structure of the crust and upper mantle in the northern East African Rift using Rayleigh wave tomography 

Emma Chambers, Nicholas Harmon, Catherine Rychert, Ryan Gallacher, Derek Keir, Geophysical Journal International, doi:10.1093/gji/ggac156, 2022. 

Constraints on the magma source and rift evolution from geochemistry of the Stratoid Flood Basalts (Afar, Ethiopia)

Gianmaria Tortelli, Anna Gioncada, Carolina Pagli, Eleonora Braschi, Ermius Gebru, Derek Keir, Geochmistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 23(8) doi: 10.1029/2022GC010434, 2022.

Analog and Numerical Modeling of Rift-Rift-Rift Triple Junctions

Daniele Maestrelli, Sascha Brune, Giacomo Corti, Derek Keir, Ameha Muluneh, Federico Sani, Tectonics, doi: 10.1029/2022TC007491

Across and along-strike crustal structure variations of the western Afar margin and adjacent plateau: Insights from receiver functions analysis

Abdulhakim Ahmed, Cecile Doubre, Sylvie Leroy, Derek Keir, Carolina Pagli, James O.S. Hammond, Atalay Ayele, 2022 , Journal of African Earth Sciences , 192, doi: 10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2022.104570

Conferences Presentations

AGU2019 - 9-13 Dec 2019

Observing oblique slip during rift linkage in Northern Afar 

Alessandro La Rosa et al. T42B-07.

EGU2020 - 3-8 May 2020

Evidence of active magmatic rifting in Ma'alalta marginal volcano (Afar, Ethiopia)
Gianmaria Tortelli et al. TS6.5. EGU2020-6976.

Anomalously deep earthquakes in the March 2018 swarm along the Western Margin of Afar

Alessandro La Rosa et al. GD6.3. EGU2020-3084.

Rift linkage processes in areas of incipient oceanic spreading: examples from Afar 

Carolina Pagli et al. TS6.3. EGU2020-6828.

Multiphase rotational extension and marginal flexure along a developing passive margin: the Western Afar Margin, East Africa 

Frank Zwaan et al. TS6.1. EGU2020-2620.

Imaging segmentation in early stage rifting (prior to breakup) using a joint inversion of Rayleigh waves from teleseisms and ambient noise tomography in the northern East African Rift 

Emma Chambers et al. TS6.1. EGU2020-9219.

AGU2020 - 1-18 Dec 2020

Plate-boundary kinematics of the Afrera linkage zone (Afar) from InSAR and seismicity

Alessandro La Rosa et al. T028-02.

Geochemical characterization of the Stratoid Series and comparison to the Gulf Basalt formation (Afar, Ethiopia)

Gianmaria Tortelli et al. V020-0021.

Using radial anisotropy to image melt migration and storage in the crust and uppermost mantle of the northern EAR

Emma Chambers et al. T041-0005.

VMSG2021 - 6-8 Jan 2021

Geochemical characterization of the Stratoid Series and comparison to the Gulf Basalt formation (Afar, Ethiopia)

Gianmaria Tortelli et al. S1-7Jan2021.

EGU2021 - 19-30 Apr 2021

Evolution of the Alu-Dalafilla and Borale Volcanoes, Afar, Ethiopia

Emma Watts et al. EGU21-7898.

SGI-90° 2021 - 13-17 Sep 2021

Analogue models of Rift-Rift-Rift triple junctions

Daniele Maestrelli

 

BeGEO2021 - 7-10 Oct 2021

Variations in the recent volcanism of central and southern Afar: new insights from geochemistry and petrography

Gianmaria Tortelli

Kinematics of the Afrera Linkage Zone (Afar) from InSAR, Seismicity and Structural data

Alessandro La Rosa

AGU2021 - 13-17 Dec 2021

Geochemical Evidence of Varying Melt Production at the Erta Ale Volcanic Segment

Emma Watts

Strain accommodations during rift linkage in the central Afar, East Africa

Ameha Muluneh

EGU2022 - 23-27 May 2022

Investigating Rift-Rift-Rift triple junctions through analogue and numerical modelling

Daniele Maestrelli et al. EGU22-2743

with the recorded version available here

Analysis of high-resolution Digital Elevation Model (DEM) of the Afrera Plain (Afar) reveals relationship between magmatism and tectonics in a rift transfer zone

Alessandro La Rosa et al. EGU22-1175

with the recorded version available here

Complex strain accommodation mechanisms during rift linkage: an example from the central Afar, East Africa

Ameha Muluneh et al. EGU22-3343

with the recorded version available here

Stratoids flood basalt volcanism at the Afar rift: new insights from trace elements geochemistry

Gianmaria Tortelli et al. EGU22-11623

with the recorded version available here

 

GOLDSCHMIDT2022 - 11-15 July 2022

Insights into the crustal magmatic systems during rift evolution in Central Afar (Ethiopia)

Gianmaria Tortelli et al. G10964

Analysis of fluid induced earthquake swarms at a proto spreading ridge in the East African Rift

Martina Raggiunti et al. G10189

Magmatism and plate kinematics at rift transfer-zones: the Afrera Plain transfer-zone (Afar) from a new high-resolution Pléiades-1 Digital Elevation Model

Alessandro La Rosa et al. G9622

Formation of magmatic rift segments: evidence from the Ma’Alalta volcanic field (MVF) near the western margin of the Afar rift

Carolina Pagli et al. G9638