Morphometric evaluation of the Afsin-Elbistan lignite basin using kernel density estimation and Getis-Ord's statistics of DEM derived indices, SE Turkey

SARP G., Duzgun S.

JOURNAL OF ASIAN EARTH SCIENCES, vol.111, pp.819-826, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 111
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jseaes.2015.07.022
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.819-826
  • Keywords: Kernel density estimation, Getis-Ord's statistics, Morphometric indices, Spatial analysis, ANATOLIAN FAULT SYSTEM, PULL-APART BASIN, SPATIAL AUTOCORRELATION, WESTERN SECTION, ASSOCIATION, TECTONICS, AREAS
  • Süleyman Demirel University Affiliated: Yes


A morphometric analysis of river network, basins and relief using geomorphic indices and geostatistical analyses of Digital Elevation Model (DEM) are useful tools for discussing the morphometric evolution of the basin area. In this study, three different indices including valley floor width to height ratio (V-f), stream gradient (SL), and stream sinuosity were applied to Afsin-Elbistan lignite basin to test the imprints of tectonic activity. Perturbations of these indices are usually indicative of differences in the resistance of outcropping lithological units to erosion and active faulting.