Sea-floor sediments and bedforms around Turkey, revealed by side-scan sonar imagery

Okyar, M
Ediger, V
The use of side-scan sonar imagery to construct facies and bedform maps of an area of sea floor has been known for some considerable time. Such maps reveal the type of sediments and bottom morphology, allowing sedimentologists to infer the sedimentation processes.


Seismic stratigraphy of Late Quaternary deposits on the continental shelf of Antalya Bay, Northeastern Mediterranean
Tezcan, Devrim (2006-09-01)
The Late Quaternary sedimentation and structural features of the continental shelf of Antalya Bay (SW Turkey) have been investigated using a single channel high-resolution shallow profiling system. Two seismic units denoted as unit 1 and unit 2 bounded by two major unconformities (R-1 and R-2) have been identified. R-1 and R-2 are type-1 sequence boundaries that formed under sub-aerial conditions during the Late Quaternary sea level lowstands. An acoustic basement (AB) is recognized in the study region; it ...
Continuous resistivity profiling survey in Mersin Harbour, Northeastern Mediterranean Sea
OKYAR, Mahmut; YILMAZ, Sedat; Tezcan, Devrim; Cavas, Hakan (2013-06-01)
No detailed information has previously been available on the geological and geophysical characteristics of the sea floor and the underlying strata of Mersin Harbour, Northeastern Mediterranean Sea (Turkey). Continuous resistivity profiling (CRP) and borehole data from Mersin Harbour were used to interpret geoelectric stratigraphy of Neogene-Quaternary sediments in the area. This represents one of few such detailed case studies that have applied these valuable CRP techniques for the purpose of marine stratig...
Hydrography of the Bosphorus Strait, and the effects to submarine constructions
Yuksel, Y; Yalçıner, Ahmet Cevdet; Guler, I; Mater, B; Erturk, F (2003-01-01)
The Bosphorus strait is an outstanding example of the sea straits with its spatial and temporal change of current pattern. The Bosphorus Strait is a strongly stratified two-layer system and a unique case of the maximal exchange regime of strait flows, which largely determines the properties of the Black Sea. In this study, the latest investigations will be compiled with the old ones and also the effect of an underwater construction in the Bosphorus will be discussed. Hence the impacts of an underwater const...
Coastal deep ocean interactions in the Black Sea and their ecological/environmental impacts
Sur, HI; Ozsoy, E; Ilyin, YP; Unluata, U (1996-02-01)
Satellite (CZCS, AVHRR) and in-situ (CTD, ADCP) data are utilized to characterize the impact of meso-scale motions and boundary currents on transport and productivity along the wide Western Black Sea Shelf.
Spatial and Temporal Variations of Inorganic and Organic Forms of Phosphorus in the Surface and Deep Waters of Erdemli Shelf Zone of Mersin Bay
DOĞAN SAĞLAMTİMUR, NESLİHAN; Tuğrul, Süleyman (2013-01-01)
The aim of this study was to understand spatial and temporal variations of inorganic and organic forms of phosphorus in the surface and deep waters of Erdemli shelf zone of the Mersin Bay. For this goal, timeseries hydrographical and phosphorus data were obtained monthly at the three selected stations between December 2001 and December 2003. The present results have shown that the concentrations of different fractions of total phosphorus displayed a decreasing trend from nearshore to shelfbreak zone of the ...
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M. Okyar and V. Ediger, “Sea-floor sediments and bedforms around Turkey, revealed by side-scan sonar imagery,” OCEANOLOGICA ACTA, pp. 673–685, 1997, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: