Determination of Tectonic Structure in Marmara Region Using Markov Random Fields Method

Albora A. M.

Journal of Scientific and Engineering Research, vol.7, no.9, pp.16-24, 2020 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Title of Journal : Journal of Scientific and Engineering Research
  • Page Numbers: pp.16-24


In this study, it was aimed to determine the discontinuity limits by using Markov Random Fields (MRF) method in gravity anomaly maps. As it is known, one of the most important issues in potentially sourced areas is to reveal the building boundaries of geological structures. For this purpose, the Markov Random Field (MRF) method was applied to the gravity anomaly map of the Marmara region and possible fault lines were determined. The most important feature of the MRF method is that it uses the stochastic features of the neighborhood and two-dimensional image and does not require pre-training. The Marmara region gravity anomaly map was used as a field study. The tectonic structure of the Marmara region was revealed from the map we obtained using the MRF method. While revealing the tectonic lines belonging to the Marmara region, comparisons were made using the seismic, topographic and bathymetric data previously made in the region.