Glacial geomorphology of the Aladaglar, central Taurus Mountains, Turkey

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Kose O., Sarıkaya M. A., Ciner A., Yıldırım C.

JOURNAL OF MAPS, vol.17, no.2, pp.101-113, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/17445647.2021.1883137
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF MAPS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Page Numbers: pp.101-113
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The Aladaglar is a mountain range located in the central Taurus Mountains (37 degrees 45 ' N, 35 degrees 15 ' E) along the Mediterranean coast of Turkey, dominated by geomorphic features intervened by karstic and glacial landscapes. The Aladaglar, also known as The Alps of Turkey, is one of the most popular places for mountaineering. Here, we present a comprehensive glacial geomorphological map of the mountain. Despite increased recent research, understanding of the spatial distribution of glacial landforms is still poorly known. To provide a framework for future research, we present a 1:50,000-scale glacial geomorphological map, covering an area of similar to 1200 km(2). Our map is based on remote sensing and detailed field observations on geomorphological imprints of glacial erosional and depositional landforms, such as glacial valleys, cirques, aretes, horns, debris-covered glaciers, moraines and outwash fans. Our glacial geomorphological map could be used as a base for future dating and glacier reconstructions efforts.