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    16. PRE- Late Pleistocene–Holocene uplift and active tectonics at the southern margin of the Central Anatolian Plateau and Cyprus Island (southern Turkey)

    D. Cosentino (Univ. Roma Tre), C. Yildirim (Istanbul Technical Univ.), E. Gliozzi, (Univ. Roma Tre) 6 days, 900 €, Rome – Silifke – Cyprus – Rome

    The Central Anatolian Plateau (CAP), at the overriding plate of the Cyprean subduction zone, underwent strong tectonic uplift starting from late Messinian. Participants will visit the uplifted Calabrian shallow marine deposits at the southern margin of the plateau, which show a coastal onlap at 1200 m a.s.l. pointing to a mid-term uplift rate of 0.72 to 0.74 mm/yr. The field trip will move towards the Mediterranean coast, driving through the Göksu River valley, where late Pleistocene fluvial strath terraces show erosional rates similar to the mid-term uplift rate. The field trip will continue along the Mediterranean coast of southern Turkey, where a series of tidal notches and tidal abrasion platforms, at different elevations above sea level (from 0.50 m up to 7.2 m a.s.l.), testify the ongoing uplift of the CAP southern margin,  with higher Holocene uplift rates (1.2 mm/yr for the last 1000 yrs). Participants will have the opportunity to observe some extensional faults affecting Holocene markers. The field trip will end in Cyprus where participants will observe several uplifted marine terraces, including MIS 5e ones.

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