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1 January 2013 A Preliminary Note on Depositional Characteristics and Optical Luminescence Age of a Marine Terrace, Strait of Çanakkale, Turkey
Mustafa Avcıoğlu, Ahmet Evren Erginal, Nafiye Gunec Kiyak, Sevinç Kapan-Yeşilyurt, Erdinç Yiğitbaş
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Avcıoğlu, M.; Erginal, A.E.; Kiyak, N.G.; Kapan-Yeşilyurt, S., and Yiğitbaş. 2013. A preliminary note on depositional characteristics and optical luminescence age of a marine terrace, Strait of Çanakkale, Turkey

This preliminary study investigated the depositional features and optical luminescence age of marine terrace sediments located on the east coast of the Strait of Çanakkale, Turkey. With regard to depositional setting, the studied sequence is formed mostly of shallow marine deposits rich in quartz and oysters as well as other accessory minerals and various fossil sea shells. In vertical section, the sequence is characterized by two different stratigraphic units, i.e. a 1.50-m-thick sandy to gravely bottom unit (unit A) and an overlying 2.5-m-thick fossiliferous zone (unit B). On the basis of optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) age estimations obtained from six sampling levels from bottom to top, we determined superimposed cycles of deposition during interglacials from 246.47 ± 25.32 ka (unit A) at MIS 7 to 127.48 ± 8.91 ka (unit B) at MIS 5.

Mustafa Avcıoğlu, Ahmet Evren Erginal, Nafiye Gunec Kiyak, Sevinç Kapan-Yeşilyurt, and Erdinç Yiğitbaş "A Preliminary Note on Depositional Characteristics and Optical Luminescence Age of a Marine Terrace, Strait of Çanakkale, Turkey," Journal of Coastal Research 29(1), 225-230, (1 January 2013). https://doi.org/10.2112/JCOASTRES-D-11-00235.1
Received: 27 December 2011; Accepted: 29 August 2012; Published: 1 January 2013
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KEYWORDS
depositional setting
fossiliferous zone
marine terrace
optical luminescence
Strait of Çanakkale
Turkey
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