GLACIO-MECHANICAL EFFECTS AROUND ISPARTA PLAIN (SW TURKEY): EVIDENCE FOR LOWER-ALTITUDE GLACIAL EXTENT?


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CARPATHIAN JOURNAL OF EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES, cilt.11, ss.415-426, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 11 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Dergi Adı: CARPATHIAN JOURNAL OF EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.415-426

Özet

Past glacial loading and unloading cycles left pronounced effects on the bedrock over which they acted. These effects include large-scale ice-push pressure ridges, cirques, and glacio-mechanical effects such as pressuring the near surface rocks into the base rocks, creation of grooves and striae on the surface of the rocks, abrasion of the base rocks, creating blocks and chips. In this study, glacial effects from Isparta Plain of the Eastern Mediterranean region are presented. The Isparta Plain has been overlooked in the context of glacio-tectonics and glacio-mechanics so far; largely because of its geographic location, and its altitude (1500m). However, field evidence presented and discussed in this study indicates glacial events in the area had occurred. Decoding such evidence has significant implications in many areas of engineering geology and environment; including foundation design, mineral exploration and natural hazard assessment and control.