Estimation of the pre-North Anatolian Fault Zone pseudo-paleo-topography: A key to determining the cumulative offset of major post-collisional strike-slip faults

Sunal G., ERTURAC M. K.

GEOMORPHOLOGY, vol.159, pp.125-141, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 159
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2012.03.013
  • Journal Name: GEOMORPHOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.125-141
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Geometric analysis of the morphological elements in a fault-controlled environment is a widely used application to investigate active tectonics. In this study, we analyze recent topographical data to reconstruct an inherited landform assumed to have been formed and then continuously deformed by multiphase tectonics. Retracing the steps of this complex evolution would allow for the parameters of the faulting kinematics to be deduced. Here we present a detailed description of the methodology by both graphical and analytical approaches and provide quantitative data for constraining fault behavior.