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Lookup NU author(s): Professor Darrel Maddy,
Dr Chris Stemerdink,
Dr Tim van der Schriek,
Dr Rob Westaway
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Investigation of the Pleistocene sequence of the Gediz River, Western Turkey, has revealed a record of Early Pleistocene river terraces. Eleven terraces spanning the interval from 1.67 to 1.245 million years ago (MIS 59-37) are preserved beneath basaltic lava flows. The high number of terraces over this short time period reflects high-frequency sedimentation/incision cycles preserved due to the fortuitous combination of relatively high uplift rates (∼0.16 mm yr-1) and progressive southwards valley migration. Comparison of this record with ODP967 from the Eastern Mediterranean Basin suggests a link between the production of terraces and obliquity-driven ∼41,000 year climate cycles in the Early Pleistocene. © 2005 University of Washington. All rights reserved.
Author(s): Maddy D, Demir T, Bridgland D, Veldkamp A, Stemerdink C, van der Schriek T, Westaway R
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Quaternary Research
Print publication date: 01/05/2005
ISSN (print): 0033-5894
ISSN (electronic): 1096-0287
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