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Seismo-turbidites reveal locations of major earthquakes during the past millennium in the Gulf of Aqaba, southern Dead Sea Fault
Bektaş, Zeynep; Avşar, Ulaş; Ribot, Matthieu; Klinger, Yann; Jónsson, Sigurjón (2024-03-01)
Although ample historical and paleoseismological information is available on major past earthquakes along the onland part of the Dead Sea Fault, knowledge of the seismic behavior of its southernmost part in the Gulf of Aqa...
Development of the early Carnian deepening upward sequence of the Huglu Unit within the tectonic slices/blocks of the Mersin Mélange, southern Turkey: Biochronologies, geochemistry of volcaniclastics and palaeogeographic implications
TEKİN, UĞUR KAĞAN; Krystyn, Leopold; Kürschner, Wolfram M.; Sayıt, Kaan; Okuyucu, Cengiz; Forel, Marie-Béatrice (2024-02-15)
The Mersin Ophiolitic Complex in southern Turkey includes two different units; the Mersin Mélange (MM) and Mersin Ophiolite with a metamorphic sole. Within the MM the Tavuscayiri megablock exposes in the Kilin section the ...
Surface deformations of the 6 February 2023 earthquake sequence, eastern Türkiye
Meng, Jiannan; Kusky, Timothy; Mooney, Walter D.; Bozkurt, Erdin; BODUR, MEHMET NURİ; Wang, Lu (2024-01-19)
Two powerful earthquakes struck Türkiye on 6 February 2023. The initial rupture was on the Dead Sea fault zone, yet maximum displacements and energy release [moment magnitude (Mw) 7.8] occurred 24 seconds later when ruptur...
Preliminary documentation of coseismic ground failure triggered by the February 6, 2023 Türkiye earthquake sequence
Görüm, Tolga; Tanyas, Hakan; Karabacak, Furkan; Yılmaz, Abdüssamet; Girgin, Serkan; Allstadt, Kate E.; Süzen, Mehmet Lütfi; Burgi, Paula (2023-12-20)
The devastating Kahramanmaraş earthquake sequence occurred on February 6, 2023. Two main events, Mw 7.8 and Mw 7.5 occurred 9 hours apart, affected 11 cities in Turkey, and subjected an area of ∼90,000 km2 to shaking level...
Paired Satellite and NWP Precipitation for Global Flood Forecasting
Huang, Zhijun; Wu, Huan; Gu, Guojun; Li, Xiaomeng; Nanding, Nergui; Adler, Robert F.; Yılmaz, Koray Kamil; Alfieri, Lorenzo; Chen, Sirong (2023-12-01)
Precipitation data are known to be the key driver of hydrological simulations. Hence, reliable quantitative precipitation estimates and forecasts are vital for accurate hydrological forecasting. Satellite-based precipitati...
New paleohydroclimate record of the MIS 5e/5d transition from Yelini Cave, central Anatolian region of Türkiye
Gürbüz, Kaan; Mutlu, Halim; Ünal İmer, Ezgi; Uysal, I. Tonguç; Zhao, Jian-Xin (2023-12-01)
Abstract This study presents the results of a detailed paleoclimate investigation on stalagmite YL-1 (Yelini Cave, Türkiye). YL-1 grew between 117.13 (+0.57/−0.44) ka and 114.87 (+1.63/−2.89) ka within Greenland Stadia...
On the nature of the Cimmerian Continent
Şengör, Ali Mehmet Celal; Altıner, Demir; Zabcı, Cengiz; Sunal, Gürsel; Lom, Nalan; Aylan, Eşref; Öner, Tayfun (2023-12-01)
The Cimmerian Continent is the narrow continental strip that rifted from the northeastern Gondwana-Land margin mostly during the Permian between the present-day Balkan regions and Indonesia and collided with the Laurasian ...
Insights into the Tethyan mantle heterogeneity: Trace element evidence from the Karakaya Complex, Central Anatolia
Sayıt, Kaan (2023-08-01)
The Nilüfer Unit of the Karakaya Complex (northern Turkey) preserves the remnants of the voluminous Triassic Tethyan magmatism. In the Imrahor area (Ankara), the Nilüfer Unit is characterized by a megablock consisting of h...
A new quantitative welding degree classification for ignimbrites
Akin, Mutluhan; Topal, Tamer; Dinçer, İsmail; AKIN, MÜGE; Özvan, Ali; Orhan, Ahmet; Orhan, Ayşe (2023-07-01)
As a pyroclastic rock type, ignimbrites may reveal varying degrees of welding depending on the temperature (> 535 ℃) and overburden pressure conditions during its formation. The welding degree of ignimbrites increases as t...
Late Cretaceous arc magmatism in the Western Pontides (Turkey) - temporal and chemical changes
Sağlam, Ezgi; Duzman, Turgut; Ay, Cemre; Okay, Aral; Topuz, Gültekin; Sunal, Gürsel; Özcan, Ercan; Altıner, Demir; Hakyemez, Aynur; Wang, Jia-Min; Kylander-Clark, Andrew R. C. (2023-06-01)
During the Late Cretaceous, a magmatic arc extended from the Lesser Caucasus through the northern margin of the Pontides into Srednogorie, Timok, Banat, and Apuseni (ABTS) in the Balkans for a distance of 2700 km. We studi...
Breaking plates: Creation of the East Anatolian fault, the Anatolian plate, and a tectonic escape system
Whitney, Donna L.; Delph, Jonathan R.; Thomson, Stuart N.; Beck, Susan L.; Brocard, Gilles Y.; Cosca, Michael A.; Darin, Michael H.; Kaymakcı, Nuretdin; Meijers, Maud J. M.; Okay, Aral; Rojay, Fuat Bora; Teyssier, Christian; Umhoefer, Paul J. (2023-05-01)
Lateral movement of lithospheric fragments along strike-slip faults in response to colli-sion (escape tectonics) has characterized convergent settings since the onset of plate tectonics and is a mechanism for the formation...
The Destructive Earthquake Doublet of 6 February 2023 in South-Central Türkiye and Northwestern Syria: Initial Observations and Analyses
Mai, Paul Martin; Aspiotis, Theodoros; Aquib, Tariq Anwar; Cano, Eduardo Valero; Castro‐Cruz, David; Espindola‐Carmona, Armando; Li, Bo; Li, Xing; Liu, Jihong; Matrau, Rémi; Nobile, Adriano; Palgunadi, Kadek Hendrawan; Ribot, Matthieu; Parisi, Laura; Suhendi, Cahli; Tang, Yuxiang; Yalcin, Bora; Avşar, Ulaş; Klinger, Yann; Jónsson, Sigurjón (2023-04-01)
On 6 February 2023, two large earthquakes with magnitude 7.8 and 7.6 rocked south- central Türkiye and northwestern Syria. At the time of writing, the death toll exceeded 50,000 in Türkiye and 7200 in Syria. The epicenter ...
Middle Permian basic and acidic volcanism in the Istanbul zone (NW Turkey): evidence for post-variscan extensional magmatism
Babaoglu, Cumhur; Topuz, Gültekin; Okay, Aral I.; Koksal, Serhat; Wang, Jia-Min; Toksoy Köksal, Fatma (2023-03-01)
The Istanbul Zone (NW Turkey) forms the eastward extension of Avalonia and was subjected to deformation, uplift and erosion for a time period of 40-50 Ma following the collision with the Sakarya Zone during Early to Late C...
Tracing the protoliths of the garnet amphibolitic and retrogressed eclogitic slices and a conceptual tectonic model for their emplacement onto the Central Menderes Massif, Turkey: New geochemical data and laser ablation-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry U-Pb zircon and rutile ages
Gürsu, Semih; Möller, Andreas; Göncüoğlu, Mehmet Cemal; Toksoy Köksal, Fatma; Küçük, Aynur; Köksal, Serhat (2023-02-01)
Role of Magmatism and Related-Exsolved Fluids during Ta-Nb-Sn Concentration in the Central Eastern Desert of Egypt: Evidences from Mineral Chemistry and Fluid Inclusions
Abd El Monsef, Mohamed; Sami, Mabrouk; Toksoy Köksal, Fatma; Abart, Rainer; Ondrejka, Martin; Abdelfadil, Khaled M. (2023-01-01)
The rare metals of Abu Dabbab area in the Central Eastern Desert of Egypt have been investigated for their mineralogy and conditions of precipitation using combination of EMPA and fluid inclusions studies, in order to deli...
Twin Earthquakes Devastate Southeast Türkiye and Syria: First Report from the Epicenters
Kusky, Timothy M.; Bozkurt, Erdin; Meng, Jiannan; Wang, Lu (2023-01-01)
Assessment of trace metal pollution in the coastal sediments of Fethiye-Go spacing diaeresis cek Bay (SW Turkey) and evaluation of pollution sources
Gulsen-Rothmund, Halil Ibrahim; ARSLAN, ŞEBNEM; Kurtulus, Bedri; Tunca, Evren; Avşar, Ulaş; Avsar, Ozgur (2023-01-01)
This research evaluated the trace metal pollution and the pollution sources in the coastal sediments of Fethiye-Go center dot cek Bay by using the spatial distribution maps, correlation and statistical analysis, which were...
Ancient white and grey marbles from Aphrodisias: multi-method characterization
Wielgosz-Rondolino, Dagmara; Antonelli, Fabrizio; Bojanowski, Maciej J.; Degryse, Patrick; Gładki, Marcin; Göncüoğlu, Mehmet Cemal; Lazzarini, Lorenzo; Long, Leah; Mandera, Sara (2023-01-01)
The paper presents the results of the archaeometric investigation, conducted for the first time with the use of a wide range of analytical methods, on white and grey marbles exploited in the so-called City and Regional Qua...
Pithonellid calcitarch record in the middle? Cenomanian Derdere-A Member, SE Turkey: palaeoenvironmental changes and stratigraphic significance
Mülayim, Oğuz; Yılmaz, İsmail Ömer; Ferré, Bruno (2023-01-01)
Pithonellid calcitarchs are studied in the organic-rich limestones of the Derdere-A Member from the middle? Cenomanian deposits of SE Turkey for the first time. Little is known about the distribution of pithonellid calcita...
A Paleolimnological Approach to Understand Regime-Shift Dynamics in Ladik Lake (North Turkey)
Maraşlioğlu, Faruk; Soylu, Elif Neyran; Avşar, Ulaş; Hubert-Ferrari, Aurelia (2023-01-01)
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