2003 Seattle Annual Meeting (November 2–5, 2003)
Paper No. 178-4
Presentation Time: 2:15 PM-2:30 PM

MORPHOTECTONIC DEVELOPMENT OF THE SOUTHERN BLACK SEA REGION AND THE SURROUNDINGS

YILMAZ, Yucel, Faculty of Science, Kadir Has Univ, Cibali Merkez Kampusu Cibali, İstanbul 34230-01 Turkey, yyılmaz@khas.edu.tr.

Anatolia is one of the most severely deformed region in the world. This is the result of the convergence between Arabian Plate with Anatolia following the total consumption of the Neo-Tethyan ocean. Since the collision the shortening deformation continued in the east Anatolia, and consequently the East Anatolia was squeezed, shortened, thickened and elevated.

Since the Pliocene time, N-S shortening began to be transferred by the westward escape of Anatolian Plate with the development of the two transform faults namely the North Anatolian Transform fault and the East Anatolian transform fault. The Black Sea mountain ranges began to elevate, and thus delimited extent of the Black Sea realm in the south. Rate of the uplift may be measured from the sea terraces and elevated beaches.

In this talk morphotectonic development of the Southern Black Sea region will be discussed in the light of morphological and geological data.

2003 Seattle Annual Meeting (November 2–5, 2003)
Session No. 178
“Noah's Flood” and the Late Quaternary Geological and Archaeological History of the Black Sea and Adjacent Basins
Washington State Convention and Trade Center: 606
1:30 PM-5:30 PM, Tuesday, November 4, 2003

Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 35, No. 6, September 2003, p. 460

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