Volcano stratigraphy and petrogenesis of the Nemrut stratovolcano (East Anatolian High Plateau): The most recent post-collisional volcanism in Turkey

Ozdemir Y., Karaoglu O., Tolluoglu A., Gulec N.

CHEMICAL GEOLOGY, vol.226, pp.189-211, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 226
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2005.09.020
  • Title of Journal : CHEMICAL GEOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.189-211
  • Keywords: Eastern Anatolia, Nemrut, volcanostratigraphy, collision, volcanism asthenosphere, TRACE-ELEMENT, ROCKS, GULF, FRACTIONATION, GEOCHEMISTRY, NEOTECTONICS, CALIFORNIA, EVOLUTION


The Nemrut stratovolcano, with its well defined summit caldera, is the most recent volcanic eruption center (1441 A.D.) in the East Anatolian High Plateau, one of the best examples of an active colllision zone. Widespread volcanism has been active in this region for the last similar to 10 Ma, producing large volumes of lavas and pyroelastics covering a broad belt, across the Bitlis Suture Zone, from the Anatolian plate in the north to the Arabian plate in the south.