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Geological, mineralogical and geochemical characteristics of Mississippian K-bentonites from southern Turkey: A correlation with coeval tephras from Gondwana-derived terranes
Bozkaya, Ömer; Günal Türkmenoğlu, Asuman; Göncüoğlu, Mehmet Cemal; Okuyucu, Cengiz (2021-09-01)
© 2021 Elsevier LtdFive thin (5–15 cm) and yellowish green tephra (K-bentonite) layers are exposed along two sections in the south of Akşehir (Konya, southern Turkey) within the Early Carboniferous (Mississippian) red dolo...
A new durability assessment method of the tuffs used in some historical buildings of Cappadocia (Turkey)
Deniz, B. Ertas; Topal, Tamer (2021-04-01)
Cappadocia region in Turkey is known as a touristic and historical area with volcanic rocks formed by the effect of intense Neogene calcalkaline volcanism. Rhyolitic to trachyandesitic tuffs, being widespread as a volcanic...
Effect of disturbed zone thickness on rock slope stability
Ersöz, Timur; Ozkose, Merve; Topal, Tamer (2021-04-01)
Cut slope surfaces are affected by excavation activities and weathering agents. Disturbances on the surface can penetrate down to a certain depth. Slope stability analyses made on the cut slopes can reveal unsatisfactory r...
Active Faults' Geometry in the Gulf of Aqaba, Southern Dead Sea Fault, Illuminated by Multibeam Bathymetric Data
Ribot, Matthieu; Klinger, Yann; Jónsson, Sigurjón; Avşar, Ulaş; Pons-Branchu, Edwige; Matrau, Rémi; Mallon, Francis L. (2021-04-01)
© 2021. American Geophysical Union. All Rights Reserved.Detailed knowledge of fault geometry is important for accurate seismic hazard assessment. The Gulf of Aqaba, which corresponds to the southern termination of the 1200...
First record of late Campanian paieoceanographic and paieociimatic changes, Arabian platform, Mazidag-Mardin area, SE Turkey
Yılmaz, İsmail Ömer; Hosgor, Izzet; Altıner, Sevinç; Wagreich, Michael; Kvacek, Jiri (2021-03-01)
The sedimentology, geochemistry and paleontology of the pelagic upper Campanian Maastrichtian Bozova Formation in the "Mazidag" (Mazidagi) - Mardin area, SE Turkey, reveal paleoceanographic and paleoecological changes for ...
Greece and Turkey Shaken by African tectonic retreat
Meng, Jiannan; Sinoplu, Ozan; Zhou, Zhipeng; Tokay, Bülent; Kusky, Timothy; Bozkurt, Erdin; Wang, Lu (2021-03-01)
Earthquakes are a consequence of the motions of the planet's tectonic plates, yet predicting when and where they may occur, and how to prepare remain some of the shortcomings of using scientific knowledge to protect human ...
First recovery of late Early Triassic (Spathian) pelagic assemblages (radiolarians and conodonts) from block in the Upper Karakaya Complex near Ankara City, central Turkey: Biostratigraphical remarks and correlation
TEKİN, UĞUR KAĞAN; Kamata, Yoshihito; Krystyn, Leopold; Okuyucu, Cengiz; Sayıt, Kaan; Nalbantli, Mustafa (2021-03-01)
The Upper Karakaya Complex, belonging to the Karakaya Complex, includes different blocks and tectonic slices within a Triassic sheared matrix. This wide-spread unit mainly exposed in northern Turkey also crops out to the s...
Assessment of the effectiveness of a rockfall ditch through 3-D probabilistic rockfall simulations and automated image processing
AKIN, MUTLUHAN; DİNÇER, İSMAİL; OK, ALİ ÖZGÜN; ORHAN, AHMET; AKIN, MÜGE; Topal, Tamer (2021-03-01)
Rockfall ditches or catchment areas aim to collect falling blocks at the toe of a source zone by dissipating the energy of blocks in an excavated trench. The effectiveness of a rockfall ditch is simply expressed by its blo...
Assessment of damage zone thickness and wall convergence for tunnels excavated in strain-softening rock masses
Satici, Ozguer; Topal, Tamer (2021-02-01)
There are two fundamental issues in all underground excavations, which are safety and economy. To ensure safety and expedite excavations, level of tunnel wall convergences and damage zone thickness should be predicted befo...
Assessment of performance of horizontal drains in an open pit mine in eastern Turkey
Argunhan Atalay, Çidem; Yazıcıgil, Hasan; EKMEKÇİ, MEHMET (2021-02-01)
© 2021, The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer-Verlag GmbH, DE part of Springer Nature.Prediction of spatial distribution of pore-water pressure and its control are the main issues in open pit mines, since exce...
Age and mantle sources of Quaternary basalts associated with "leaky" transform faults of the migrating Anatolia-Arabia-Africa triple junction
Cosca, Michael A.; Reid, Mary; Delphi, Jonathan R.; KUŞCU, GONCA; Blichert-Toft, Janne; Premo, Wayne; Whitney, Donna L.; Teyssier, Christian; Rojay, Fuat Bora (2021-02-01)
The Anatolia (Eurasia), Arabia, and Africa tectonic plates intersect in southeast Turkey, near the Gulf of Iskenderun, forming a tectonically active and unstable triple junction (the A(3) triple junction). The plate bounda...
Implications of giant ooids for the carbonate chemistry of Early Triassic seawater
Li, Xiaowei; Trower, Elizabeth J.; Lehrmann, Daniel J.; Minzoni, Marcello; Kelley, Brian M.; Schaal, Ellen K.; Altıner, Demir; Yu, Meiyi; Payne, Jonathan L. (2021-02-01)
Lower Triassic limestones contain giant ooids (>2 mm) along with other precipitated carbonate textures more typical of Precambrian strata. These features appear to have resulted from changes in seawater chemistry associate...
Geochemistry and U-Pb ages from the Kosdag Metavolcanics in the southern Central Pontides (Turkey): Complementary data for early Late Cretaceous island arc development in the Northern Neotethys
BERBER, Faruk; Sayıt, Kaan; Göncüoğlu, Mehmet Cemal (2021-01-01)
The Kosdag Metavolcanics (KMs) in the southern Central Pontides are exposed between the Izmir-Ankara-Erzincan Suture Belt in the south and the Sakarya Composite Terrane in the north. They comprise an approximately 40-km-lo...
Fault-based probabilistic seismic hazard assessment of the eastern Makran subduction and the Chaman transform fault, Pakistan: Emphasis on the source characterization of megathrust
Shah, Syed Tanvir; Özacar, Atilla Arda; Gülerce, Zeynep (Elsevier BV, 2021-01-01)
Seismic source characterization (SSC) for probabilistic seismic hazard assessment (PSHA) in regions characterized by subduction megathrust involves a considerable ambiguity. Lack of detailed geologic, seismic, and geodetic...
PAYNITA PERMOTAURICA N. GEN., N. SP., AND THE OTHER DAGMARITIN FORAMINIFERA FROM THE CHANGHSINGIAN (PERMIAN) OF SOUTHERN TURKEY: REVIEW OF DAGMARITIN PHYLOGENY
Altıner, Demir; Altıner, Sevinç; Atasoy, Serdar Görkem; Sahin, Nazif (2021-01-01)
The name Paynita is proposed for a new dagmaritin genus from the upper Changhsingian (Permian) carbonates of the Southern Biofacies Belt in Turkey. Paynita permotaurica differs from its ancestor Paradagmarita monodi by a h...
Evaluation of ecological changes in lake hazar (Elazig, Turkey) using diatom-based paleolimnological techniques
Maraslioglu, Faruk; Soylu, Elif Neyran; Avşar, Ulaş; Hubert-Ferrari, Aurelia (2020-12-01)
© 2020 Parlar Scientific Publications. All rights reserved.Sediment core samples (H002, H003, H005 and H006) recovered from the basin of Lake Hazar located in the South East Region of Turkey. Core sam¬ ples were collected ...
Micropalaeontology, biostratigraphy, and depositional setting of the mid-Cretaceous Derdere Formation at Derik, Mardin, south-eastern Turkey
Simmons, Michael D.; Vicedo, Vicent; Yılmaz, İsmail Ömer; Hosgor, Izzet; Mulayim, Oguz; SARI, BİLAL (2020-11-01)
The micropalaeontology of the mid-Cretaceous Derdere Formation (Mardin Group) from outcrops close to the town of Derik in south-eastern Turkey is described here. In thin sections from the carbonates that form the majority ...
The evaluation of public awareness and community preparedness parameter in GIS-based spatial tsunami human vulnerability assessment (MeTHuVA)
Tüfekçi Enginar, Duygu; Süzen, Mehmet Lütfi; Yalçıner, Ahmet Cevdet (Springer Science and Business Media LLC, 2020-11-01)
Catastrophic tsunami events in the past decades reveal the need to improve disaster risk reduction management systems. Although the actions born with this need began in the countries affected by the recent major events, ma...
Tectonic geomorphology and Plio-Quaternary structural evolution of the Tuzgolu fault zone, Turkey: Implications for deformation in the interior of the Central Anatolian Plateau
Krystopowicz, Neil J.; Schoenbohm, Lindsay M.; Rimando, Jeremy; Brocard, Gilles; Rojay, Fuat Bora (Geological Society of America, 2020-10-01)
Situated within the interior of the Central Anatolian Plateau (Turkey), the 200-km-long Tuzgolu extensional fault zone offers first-order constraints on the timing and pattern of regional deformation and uplift. In this st...
Controls on carbonate platform architecture and reef recovery across the Palaeozoic to Mesozoic transition: A high-resolution analysis of the Great Bank of Guizhou
Kelley, Brian M.; Lehrmann, Daniel J.; Yu, Meiyi; Jost, Adam B.; Meyer, Katja M.; Lau, Kimberly; Altıner, Demir; Li, Xiaowei; Minzoni, Marcello; Schaal, Ellen K.; Payne, Jonathan L. (Wiley, 2020-10-01)
Carbonate platforms spanning intervals of global change provide an opportunity to identify causal links between the evolution of marine environment and depositional architecture. This study investigates the controls on pla...
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