Block-like plate movements in eastern Anatolia observed by InSAR

Handle URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10754/552127
Title:
Block-like plate movements in eastern Anatolia observed by InSAR
Authors:
Cavalie, Olivier; Jonsson, Sigurjon ( 0000-0001-5378-7079 )
Abstract:
The question whether continental plates deform internally or move as rigid blocks has been debated for several decades. To further address this question, we use large-scale interferometric synthetic aperture radar (InSAR) data sets to study how eastern Anatolia and its surrounding plates deform. We find that most of the deformation is focused at the North and East Anatolian faults and little intraplate deformation takes place. Anatolia is therefore moving, at least its eastern part, as a uniform block. We estimate the slip velocity and locking depth of the North Anatolian fault at this location to be 20 mm/yr and ~14 km, respectively. High deformation gradient found near the East Anatolian fault, on the other hand, suggests that little stress is accumulating along the eastern sections of that fault.
KAUST Department:
Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division
Citation:
Block-like plate movements in eastern Anatolia observed by InSAR 2014, 41 (1):26 Geophysical Research Letters
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
Journal:
Geophysical Research Letters
Issue Date:
16-Jan-2014
DOI:
10.1002/2013GL058170
ARXIV:
arXiv:1506.01322
Type:
Article
ISSN:
00948276
Additional Links:
http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/2013GL058170; http://arxiv.org/abs/1506.01322
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Articles; Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division

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dc.contributor.authorCavalie, Olivieren
dc.contributor.authorJonsson, Sigurjonen
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-03T14:04:50Zen
dc.date.available2015-05-03T14:04:50Zen
dc.date.issued2014-01-16en
dc.identifier.citationBlock-like plate movements in eastern Anatolia observed by InSAR 2014, 41 (1):26 Geophysical Research Lettersen
dc.identifier.issn00948276en
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/2013GL058170en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/552127en
dc.description.abstractThe question whether continental plates deform internally or move as rigid blocks has been debated for several decades. To further address this question, we use large-scale interferometric synthetic aperture radar (InSAR) data sets to study how eastern Anatolia and its surrounding plates deform. We find that most of the deformation is focused at the North and East Anatolian faults and little intraplate deformation takes place. Anatolia is therefore moving, at least its eastern part, as a uniform block. We estimate the slip velocity and locking depth of the North Anatolian fault at this location to be 20 mm/yr and ~14 km, respectively. High deformation gradient found near the East Anatolian fault, on the other hand, suggests that little stress is accumulating along the eastern sections of that fault.en
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwellen
dc.relation.urlhttp://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/2013GL058170en
dc.relation.urlhttp://arxiv.org/abs/1506.01322en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Geophysical Research Lettersen
dc.titleBlock-like plate movements in eastern Anatolia observed by InSARen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Divisionen
dc.identifier.journalGeophysical Research Lettersen
dc.eprint.versionPublisher's Version/PDFen
dc.contributor.institutionGéoazur, Université de Nice Sophia-Antipolis, CNRS, IRD, Observa- toire de la Côte d’Azur, Valbonne, Franceen
dc.identifier.arxividarXiv:1506.01322en
kaust.authorCavalie, Olivieren
kaust.authorJonsson, Sigurjonen
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