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The Sinop Peninsula: The Northernmost Part of Asia Minor

  • Cengiz YıldırımEmail author
  • Okan Tüysüz
  • Tolga Görüm
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Part of the World Geomorphological Landscapes book series (WGLC)

Abstract

The Sinop Peninsula is located at the northernmost part of the Asia Minor (Anatolia). Its geographic position between the Central Pontide Mountains and the Black Sea together with the presence of young geological units and landforms provides favorable conditions for understanding onshore and offshore geological and geomorphic processes acting along the northern Anatolian coasts. Here, we focus on some landscapes that constitute one of the best examples along the Turkish Black Sea coast. These are inundated fluvial valleys, uplifted isthmus and marine terraces, and paleo- and active dunes.

Keywords

Sinop Northern Anatolia Marine terraces Relative sea level 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cengiz Yıldırım
    • 1
    Email author
  • Okan Tüysüz
    • 1
  • Tolga Görüm
    • 1
  1. 1.Eurasia Institute of Earth Sciences, Istanbul Technical UniversityIstanbulTurkey

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