Analysis of Plio-Quaternary deep marine systems and their evolution in a compressional tectonic regime, Eastern Black Sea Basin

Facies architecture of submarine fans and channel-levee complexes in the Eastern Black Sea Basin and their evolution from the Late Miocene until the present day are studied using a three-dimensional seismic data set covering an area of approximately 1161 km(2). The interpretation of the observations reveals the outcome of the changing interplay between rate of sedimentation and compressional tectonism in the area through time.


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N. O. Sipahioglu, N. Karahanoğlu, and D. Altıner, “Analysis of Plio-Quaternary deep marine systems and their evolution in a compressional tectonic regime, Eastern Black Sea Basin,” MARINE AND PETROLEUM GEOLOGY, pp. 187–207, 2013, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: