The Anatolian Peninsula

Akçar, Naki (2022). The Anatolian Peninsula. In: Palacios, David; Hughes, Philip D.; García-Ruiz, José M.; Andrés, Nuria (eds.) European Glacial Landscapes: Maximum Extent of Glaciations (pp. 149-157). Elsevier 10.1016/B978-0-12-823498-3.00018-2

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Anatolia is the largest mountain landscape in the Eastern Mediterranean region between 36°–42°N and 26°–45°E. Its topography is controlled by the Eastern Black Sea Mountains in the north, the Taurus Mountains in the south, the Eastern Anatolian Mountains in the east, and by solitary mountains. Today, only the highest peaks of the Eastern Black Sea Mountains, Taurus Mountains, and Mounts Erciyes, Süphan, and Ararat host small cirque and valley glaciers. In contrast, most of these mountains have been glaciated during the Late Quaternary. Glacial deposits and landforms are found in several valleys in the Eastern Black Sea Mountains, Taurus Mountains, in the Eastern Anatolian Mountains, at Uludağ in the NW peninsula, and on isolated extinct volcanic cones in the interior parts such as Mount Erciyes. At their maximum extent the Anatolian paleoglaciers reached c. 19-km length as a result of around 1000-m Equilibrium Line Altitude (ELA) depression.

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08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geological Sciences

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Akçar, Naki


500 Science > 550 Earth sciences & geology








Naki Akçar

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