Gravity modelling of Cumra-konya region bouguer anomalies

N. Aydin*, T. Işseven, H. T. Genc

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Konya – Cumra region has several rock formations from different time periods as a result of the location’s geological past. The Bouguer anomaly map shows abnormally high values around Konya Basin where only Cretaceous clastics visible on the surface. The anomaly is studied using spectral analysis and modelled using vertical prisms method in order to achieve a rough underground structure model. The modelling carried assuming a single layer with constant mean depth and density contrast; however, the extra mass calculations carried after modelling process makes other conclusions possible. One of the simplest explanation for the anomaly is an obducted oceanic crust block which may be emplaced during or right after the closing of Thetis Ocean. Another possible explanation is a magmatic intrusion that may have resulted from subduction during closing of Thetis Ocean. Both these theses explain the high Bouguer Anomaly in the Konya – Cumra area, depending on density contrast.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication9th Congress of the Balkan Geophysical Society, BGS 2017
PublisherEuropean Association of Geoscientists and Engineers, EAGE
ISBN (Electronic)9789462822368
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event9th Congress of the Balkan Geophysical Society, BGS 2017 - Belek, Antalya, Turkey
Duration: 5 Nov 20179 Nov 2017

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Name9th Congress of the Balkan Geophysical Society, BGS 2017


Conference9th Congress of the Balkan Geophysical Society, BGS 2017
CityBelek, Antalya

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