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  • Morphotectonic development of the southern Black Sea region and the Bosphorus channel 

    Authors:Yılmaz, Yücel
    Publisher and Date:(Springer Netherlands, 2007)
    The southern coast of the Black Sea is bounded by the east-west trending Pontides and Strandjas mountain ranges and between them flows the Bosphorus a narrow channel representing the only seaway connecting the Black Sea with the Aegean-Mediterranean system. All of these morphological entities are young formed during the Plio-Quaternary period. A major force in the formation of the Pontides has been north-south compression generated in eastern Anatolia by the progressive northward advance of the ...