Geophysical studies in the Marmara Sea; their contribution to the regional geology
University of Istanbul, Institute of Marine Sciences and Management, Vefa, 34470 istanbul, TURKEY
Marmara Sea region is a relatively small inland marine realm of active plate tectonics and crustal movements. In recent years, exploration of the oceans using geophysical methods has had a profound effect on the way we view the structure of the Earth and its behaviour through geological time. Under the light of new geophysical data, various studies have been devoted to the Marmara Sea. The most important studies known by the author will be cited, their relevant results to the regional geology (structural models and palaeogeographic evolution of the Marmara Sea) will be given.
Keywords: Marmara Sea, geology, geophysics, active faulting, tectonic models