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Tectonic development of an orogen-top rift recorded by its terrestrial sedimentation pattern: The Neogene Eşen Basin of southwestern Anatolia, Turkey

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dc.contributor.author Alçiçek, Mehmet Cihat.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-16T11:32:31Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-16T11:32:31Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.issn 0037-0738
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/11499/4189
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sedgeo.2007.04.003
dc.description.abstract The Eşen Basin of southwestern Anatolia formed as a NE-trending intramontane extensional graben, ca. 15 km wide and 30 km long, in the Early Tortonian, after the southeasterly emplacement of the Lycian nappes during the Tauride orogeny. The basin originated due to gravitational collapse of the hinterland zone of the Lycian Taurides in response to the lithospheric thickening caused by microcontinent collision. Sedimentation commenced with the development of basin-margin alluvial fans and a southward-directed axial fluvial system, the latter expanding laterally, changing its channel pattern from braided to meandering and forming floodplain lakes. The isolated ephemeral lakes merged into a single lake at the basin centre, fringed with vegetated mires and desiccated by the end of Miocene time. The second pulse of rifting in the basin, dated to the Early Pliocene, is attributed to the roll-back and outward expansion of the Cretan subduction arc to the south. A new lake rapidly expanded, and the Pliocene deposition of a thick marly succession was terminated by the basinward advance of Gilbert-type deltas and gradual desiccation of the lake in the Late Pliocene. The third pulse of rifting, near the end of the Pliocene, formed new faults, tilted the basin-fill succession and records regional deformation due to the westward tectonic expulsion of the Anatolian craton. The base of the overlying Pleistocene alluvium is an angular unconformity, with fluvial terraces indicating considerable Quaternary uplift. The developmental stages of the Eşen Basin are consistent with the tectonostatigraphic evolution of the adjacent Çameli Basin to the north, which may thus serve as a reference framework for the tectonic history of the region's extensional grabens. © 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Sedimentary Geology en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/closedAccess en_US
dc.subject Alluvium en_US
dc.subject Deltas en_US
dc.subject Graben en_US
dc.subject Lakes en_US
dc.subject Lycian Taurides en_US
dc.subject Neotectonics en_US
dc.subject Orogen collapse en_US
dc.subject alluvial deposit en_US
dc.subject ephemeral lake en_US
dc.subject fluvial deposit en_US
dc.subject neotectonics en_US
dc.subject Pliocene en_US
dc.subject sedimentation en_US
dc.subject Anatolia en_US
dc.subject Eurasia en_US
dc.subject Turkey en_US
dc.subject Lycia en_US
dc.title Tectonic development of an orogen-top rift recorded by its terrestrial sedimentation pattern: The Neogene Eşen Basin of southwestern Anatolia, Turkey en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.identifier.volume 200 en_US
dc.identifier.issue 1-2 en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 117
dc.identifier.startpage 117 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 140 en_US
dc.authorid 0000-0001-7689-7625
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.sedgeo.2007.04.003
dc.relation.publicationcategory Makale - Uluslararası Hakemli Dergi - Kurum Öğretim Elemanı en_US
dc.identifier.scopus 2-s2.0-34250704320 en_US
dc.identifier.wos WOS:000248702500007 en_US

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