GLACIAL MORPHOLOGY OF THE NORTHERN PART OF ANZER–KEMER–ORSOR MOUNTAINS

Gürcan GÜRGEN
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Abstract


The Eastern part of North Anatolia Mountains is one of the regions where the most important Pleistocene glacial activity exists in Anatolia. The highlands over 2500 meters in the Eastern Karadeniz Mountains, which have many peaks with the height of 3500 meters, contain important glacial activity. The important peaks of the Eastern Karadeniz Mountains called Kaçkar, Üçdoruk, (Verçenik), Dilek (Tatos), Göller (Hunut), Bulut-Altıparmak and Demirkapı has been investigated widely due to the glacial area and forms on the northern slopes of them.Besides those important peaks in the eastern Karadeniz Mountains it is possible to observe remarkable glacial traces and forms in the other peaks which are affected relatively lower than the higher parts. The northern slopes of Anzer (3321 m.), Kemer (3204 m.) and Orsor (3331 m.) mountains which are located between Demirkapı and Dilek Mountains in the Eastern Karadeniz Mountains are other important glacial areas. This region with the glacial lakes, different glacial forms and glacial valleys that trace back the Pleistocene glacial era proves us the impact of the glaciations.

Keywords


Glacial Morphology, Anzer Mountain,, Kemer Mountain, Orsor Mountains, Rize-Turkey,

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