Grain size and clay mineralogy of Late Quaternary sediments on a tectonically active shelf, the southern Sea of Marmara: clues to hydrographic, tectonic and climatic evolution

Ergin N., Kapur S., Karakas Z., Akca E., Kangal Ö. , Keskin S.

GEOLOGICAL JOURNAL, vol.34, pp.199-210, 1999 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Title of Journal : GEOLOGICAL JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.199-210


The clay mineral content and grain size composition of sediments obtained from 29 cores (up to 350 cm in length) on the southern Marmara shelves have been analysed in order to determine the effects of climatic, neotectonic and hydrodynamic changes on the distribution pattern of Holocene sediments in this sea.