GEOMORPHOLOGY OF ZAMANTI STREAM'S UPPER BASIN (UZUNYAYLA)

Murat SUNKAR
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Abstract


In this study geomorphological features of Zamantı Stream's upper basin which covers the western Uzunyayla Plateau, were investigated. Corresponding to an important Neogene basin Uzunyayla Plateau consists of Zamantı Stream upper basin (Uzunyayla) at northern East Taurus and Kangal Basin. Uzunyayla Kangal Basin on Late Miocene-Pliocene which are surrounded by highland, are a structural plateau area. Because of the fact that the highland in North and South has been limited by the thrust and reverse faults, the research area is the intermountain basin. This type of basin which had been formed in neo orogenical zones, are called Piggy-back basin in geology. Highland, plateau and valleys are main morphological units in the research area in which its height is approximately 1650 m. Keeping sedimentation area characteristics during Late Miocene-Pliocene this basin has been linked to outer drainage in Quaternary.

Keywords


Uzunyayla, Uzunyayla Plateau, Zamantı Stream, Structural plateau, intermountain basin,

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