Shear wave splitting in the Isparta angle, southwestern Turkey: Anisotropic complexity in the mantle


Sapas A. , BOZTEPE-GUNEY A.

JOURNAL OF EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE, cilt.118, ss.71-80, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 118 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s12040-009-0007-8
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.71-80

Özet

This study presents shear wave splitting analysis results observed at ISP (Isparta) broadband station in the Isparta Angle, southwestern Turkey. We selected 21 good quality seismic events out of nearly 357 earthquakes and calculated splitting parameters (polarization direction of fast wave, phi and delay time between fast and slow waves, delta t) from mainly SKS and a few SKKS phases of the selected 21 seismic events. Then, we compared calculated splitting parameters at ISP station (56A degrees <= phi <= 205A degrees; 0.37 s <= delta <= 4 s) with those previously calculated at ANTO (Ankara) and ISK (Istanbul) stations (27 degrees <= phi <= 59 degrees; 0.6s <= delta t <= 2.4s and 26 degrees <= phi <= 54 degrees; 0.6s <= delta t <= 1.5s) which are located at 230 and 379 km away from ISP station in central and northwestern Turkey, respectively. The backazimuthal variations of the splitting parameters at ISP station indicate a different and complex mantle polarization anisotropy for the Isparta Angle in southwestern Turkey compared to those obtained for Ankara and Istanbul stations.