Miocene tectonic history of the Central Tauride intramontane basins, and the paleogeographic evolution of the Central Anatolian Plateau


Koç A. , KAYMAKCI N., Van Hinsbergen D. J. J. , Kuiper K. F.

GLOBAL AND PLANETARY CHANGE, cilt.158, ss.83-102, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 158
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2017.09.001
  • Dergi Adı: GLOBAL AND PLANETARY CHANGE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.83-102

Özet

Marine Lower-Upper Miocene deposits uplifted to > 2 km elevation in the Tauride mountains of southern Turkey are taken as evidence for the rise of a nascent plateau. The dynamic causes of this uplift are debated, but generally thought to be a regional dynamic topographic effect of slab motions or slab break-off. Immediately adjacent to the high Tauride mountains lie the Central Tauride Intramontane Basins, which consist of Miocene and younger fluvio-lacustrine basins, at much lower elevations than the highly uplifted marine Miocene rocks. These basins include the previously analyzed Altinapa and Yalvac basins, as well as the until now undescribed rigin Basin.