The effects of subduction termination on the continental lithosphere: Linking volcanism, deformation, surface uplift, and slab tearing in central Anatolia

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Delph J. R. , Abgarmi B., Ward K. M. , Beck S. L. , ÖZACAR A. A. , Zandt G., ...More

GEOSPHERE, vol.13, no.6, pp.1788-1805, 2017 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1130/ges01478.1
  • Journal Name: GEOSPHERE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1788-1805


Subduction beneath central Anatolia represents the transition between continuous subduction along the Aegean trench in the west and slab break-off and/or subduction termination at the Arabian-Eurasian collision zone in the east. Using recently collected seismic data from the Continental Dynamics-Central Anatolian Tectonics project alongside a newly developed approach to the creation of a 3D shear-velocity model from the joint inversion of receiver functions and surface-wave dispersion data, we can gain important insights into the character of the downgoing, segmenting African lithosphere and its relationship with the overriding Central Anatolian plate.