Interpretation of seismic and micro-bathymetrıc data gathered from Prince Islands and surrounded area


The 18th International Geophysical Congress and Exhibition of Turkey., Ankara, Turkey, 14 - 17 October 2008

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • City: Ankara
  • Country: Turkey
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Study area centrally located on the Northern Shelf of Marmara Sea. The area between the southern exit

of Istanbul Strait and the Prince Islands was investigated. This study was based on the evaluation and

interpretation of the seismic and microbathymetric data. As a result, presence of a basin was found

between the Gulf of Tuzla and the canyon of Istanbul Strait. Moreover, it is also possible to state that

the normal faults, found in this study strike N-S and control the western slopes of the Istanbul Strait

canyon. The normal faults around the vicinity of the Prince Islands strike NE-SW. The strike of the

strike slip faults througout the study area, on the other hand, is found to be NW-SE, a direction also

supported by the lineaments in the study area.