Lithological and morphological control on the agricultural terraces in Bozburun Peninsula, Turkey

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2013
Satıcı, Selim
This study is carried out in Bozburun Peninsula where agricultural terraces exist. The purpose of the study is to investigate the effect of lithology and morphology of the area on the distribution of terraces. The data used in the study is composed of necessary analog and digital topographic maps and geological maps which are revised by field data. Morphological settings of the regions, where terraces were placed, are classified into three types as coastal, valley and karstic. The methodology of the study consists of the analysis of elevation and slope values of terraces and three main rock units (alluvium, clastics and limestone) in ten selected areas. Results of the analysis suggest followings on the relationship between terraces and lithological/morphological features: 1) the units are ordered from lowest to highest values of elevation and slope as alluvium, terraces, clastics and limestone; 2) agricultural terraces were highly and inversely influenced by limestone among all rock units; 3) terraces are mostly built in alluvium and clastics. 4) low elevation and slope values are preferred for agricultural terracing; 5) three landform types (coastal, valley and karstic) have different patterns in elevation and slope values of rock types as well as terraces.
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S. Satıcı, “Lithological and morphological control on the agricultural terraces in Bozburun Peninsula, Turkey,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2013.