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 Shmulik Marco   שמוליק מרקו

Tel Aviv University, Dept. of Geophysics and Planetary Sciences. His scientific interests are Neotectonics, past earthquakes in the Middle East, paleo- and archaeo-seismology. Paleomagnetism, archaeomagnetism, secular variation of the geomagnetic field.


Matthews, A., Reymer, A. P. S., Avigad, D., Cochin, J., and Marco, S., 1989.
Pressures and temperatures of Pan-African high grade metamorphism in the Eilat association, NE Sinai.  Isr. J. Earth Sci., 38: 1-17.

Braun, D., Ron, H., and Marco, S., 1991. Magnetostratigraphy of the hominid tool bearing Erk el Ahmar formation in the northern Dead Sea Rift. Isr. J. Earth Sci., 40: 191-197.

Marco, S., Ron, H., Matthews, A., Beyth, M., and Navon, O., 1993.
Chemical remanent magnetism related to the Dead Sea rift: evidence from Pan African igneous rocks of Timna, southern Israel. J. Geophys. Res., 98: 16,001-16,012.

Marco, S., and Agnon, A., 1995. Prehistoric earthquake deformations near
Masada, Dead Sea graben. Geology, 23: 695-698.

Marco S., 1995. Geology of the Elat Region. In: Aviram, Y., Geva, H., Cohen, R., Meshel, Z. and Stern, E. (Editors), Eilat - Studies in the Archaeology, History, and Geography of Eilat and the Arava.
Israel Exploration Society, Jerusalem. 281-302 (in Hebrew, English abstract).

Marco, S., Stein, M., Agnon, A., and Ron, H., 1996. Long term earthquake clustering: a 50,000 year paleoseismic record in the Dead Sea Graben. J. Geophys. Res., 101: 6179-6192.

Marco, S., Agnon, A., Ellenblum, R., Eidelman, A., Basson, U., and Boas, A., 1997. 817-year-old walls offset sinistrally 2.1 m by the Dead Sea Transform, Israel. Journal of Geodynamics, 24: 11-20.

Marco, S., Ron, H., McWilliams, M. O., and Stein, M., 1998.
High-Resolution Record of Geomagnetic Secular Variation from Late Pleistocene Lake Lisan Sediments (Paleo Dead Sea). Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 161: 145-160.

Ellenblum, R., Marco, S., Agnon, A., Rockwell, T., and Boas, A., 1998.
Crusader castle torn apart by earthquake at dawn, 20 May 1202. Geology, 26: 303-306.

Marco, S., Ron, H., McWilliams, M. O., and Stein, M., 1999. The locking in of remanence in Late Pleistocene sediments of Lake Lisan (palaeo Dead Sea).
In: Tarling, D. H. and Turner, P. (Editors), Palaeomagnetism and Diagenesis in Sediments. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, London, 151: 47-52.

Ken-Tor, R., Agnon, A., Enzel, Y., Marco, S., Negendank, J. F. W., and Stein, M., 2000. High-resolution geological record of historic earthquakes in the Dead Sea basin. J. Geophys. Res., in press.

Machlus, M., Enzel, Y., Goldstein, S. L., Marco, S., and Stein, M., 2000. Reconstruction of low-stands of Lake Lisan between 55 and 35 kyr. Quaternary International, in press.

Ken-Tor, R., Agnon, A., Enzel, Y., Marco, S., Negendank, J. F. W., and Stein, M., 2001.
High-resolution geological record of historic earthquakes in the Dead Sea basin. J. Geophys. Res., 106: 2221-2234.

Ken-Tor, R., Stein, M., Enzel, Y., Agnon, A., Marco, S., and Negendank, J. F. W., 2001.
Precision of calibrated radiocarbon ages of historic earthquakes in the Dead Sea Basin. Radiocarbon, 43: 1371-1382. pdf file

Nadel, D., Belitzky, S., Boaretto, E., Carmi, I., Heinemeier, J., Werker, E., and Marco, S., 2001.
New dates from submerged Late Pleistocene sediments in the southern Sea of Galilee, Israel. Radiocarbon, 43: 1167-1178.

Shaked, Y., Agnon, A., Cohen, C., Lazar, B., Marco, S., Sass, E., and Stein, M. 2002.
Late Holocene shorelines at the Gulf of Elat: Migrating shorelines despite tectonic and sea level stability. EGS Stephan Mueller Special Publication Series 2:105-111.

Marco, S., Weinberger, R., and Agnon, A., 2002. Radial clastic dykes formed by a salt diapir in the Dead Sea Rift, Israel. Terra Nova, 14:288-294.

Marco, S., Hartal, M., Hazan, N., Lev, L. and Stein, M., 2003. Archaeology, history, and geology of the 749 AD earthquake, Dead Sea Transform. Geology, 31:665-668 (DOI: 10.1130G19516.1).

Marco, S., and Agnon, A., 2005. Repeated earthquake faulting revealed by high-resolution stratigraphy. Tectonophysics 408 (1-4):101-112.

Segal, Y., Marco, S. and Ellenblum, R., 2003.
Intensity and direction of the geomagnetic field in 24 August, 1179 measured in Vadum Iacob (Ateret) Crusader Fortress, northern Israel. Isr. J.
Earth Sci., 52:203-208.

Shaked, Y., Lazar, B., Marco, S., Stein, M., Tchernov, D. and Agnon, A., 2003.
Detailed evolution of fringing reefs: space and time constraints from the Gulf of Aqaba.
Coral Reefs, DOI: 10.1007s00338-004-0454-2.

Shaked, Y., Agnon, A., Lazar, B., Marco, S., Avner, U. and Stein, M., 2004.
Large earthquakes kill coral reefs at the NW Gulf of Aqaba. Terra Nova, 16(3): 133-138.

Eppelbaum, L., Ben-Avraham, Z., Katz, Y. and Marco, S., 2003.
Lake Kinneret: comprehensive analysis of magnetic anomalies. Isr. J. Earth Sci., 53:151-171.

Hazan, N., Stein, M. and Marco, S., 2004.
Lake Kinneret levels and active faulting in the Tiberias area. Isr. J. Earth Sci., 53:199-205.

Hazan, N., Stein, M., Agnon, A., Marco, S., Nadel, D., Schwab, M., Negendank, J. and Neev, D., 2005. The late Pleistocene-Holocene limnological history of Lake Kinneret (Sea of Galilee).
Quaternary Research, 63:60-77.

Begin, B.Z., Steinberg, D.M., Ichinose, G.A. and Marco, S., 2005.
A 40,000 years unchanging seismic regime in the Dead Sea Rift. Geology, 33(4):257-260.

Marco, S., Rockwell, T.K., Heimann, A., Frieslander, U. and Agnon, A., 2005.
Late Holocene slip of the Dead Sea Transform revealed in 3D palaeoseismic trenches on the Jordan Gorge segment. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 234(1-2): 189-205 .

Shtivelman, V., Marco, S., Reshef, M., Agnon, A. and Hamiel, Y., 2005.
Using trapped waves for mapping shallow fault zones. Near Surface Geophysics, 3: 95-101.

Heifetz, E., Agnon, A. and Marco, S., 2005.
Soft sediment deformation by Kelvin Helmholtz Instability: A case from Dead Sea earthquakes.
Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 236:497-504.

Michetti, A.M., Audemard, F. and Marco, S., 2005.
Future trends in Paleoseismology: Integrated study of the Seismic Landscape as a vital tool in Seismic Hazard Analyses. Tectonophysics, 408 (1-4): 3-21.

Levi, T., Weinberger, R., Aifa, T., Eyal, Y. and Marco, S., 2006.
Earthquake-induced clastic dikes in the Dead Sea rift detected by anisotropy of magnetic susceptibility. Geology, 34(2):69-71.

Ron, H., Nowaczyk, N.R., Frank, U., Marco, S., and McWilliams, M.O., 2006, Magnetic properties of Lake Lisan and Holocene Dead Sea sediments and the fidelity of chemical and detrital remanent magnetization, in Enzel, Y., Agnon, A., and Stein, M., eds., New Frontiers in Dead Sea Paleoenvironmental Research: Geological Society of America Special Paper 401, p. 171-182.

Agnon, A., Migowski, C., and Marco, S., 2006, Intraclast breccia layers in laminated sequences: recorders of paleo-earthquakes, in Enzel, Y., Agnon, A., and Stein, M., eds., New Frontiers in Dead Sea Paleoenvironmental Research: Geological Society of America Special Paper 401.

Levi, T., Weinberger, R., Aïfa, T., Eyal, Y., and Marco, S., 2006, Injection mechanism of clay-rich sediments into dikes during earthquakes: Geochemistry, Geophysics, and Geosystems, Volume 7(12) (Q12009) doi:10.1029/2006GC001410.

Reshef, M., Ben-Avraham, Z., Tibor, G., and Marco, S., 2006, The use of acoustic imaging to reveal fossil fluvial systems – a case study from the southwestern Sea of Galilee: Geomorphology, v. 83, p. 58-66.

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