Physical properties of beachrocks on the coasts of Gelibolu Peninsula and their contribution to the Quaternary sea level changes
T. Ahmet Ertek, A. Evren Erginal
Istanbul University, Geography Department 34459, Beyazit, Istanbul, TURKEY
Beachrock formation developed at two different localities at the coasts of Gelibolu Peninsula. Geomorphological, geological, and tectonic properties of the coastal area have been considered in this study. All beachrock localities have been investigated in detail considering their material types, sequences, structures and depositional localities. It was concluded that the beachrocks observed in a distance of 8 to 15 meters from the present shoreline were found under the present sea and they have been tectonically uplifted. Sea level changes and tectonic activity of the coastal area have been explained owing to the properties of these young formations.
Keywords: Beachrock, sea level change, Gelibolu Peninsula, Gulf of Saros, Strait of Çanakkale