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Global Positioning System Constraints on the Plate Kinematics and Dynamics in Turkish Region

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Abstract: We present and interpret Global Positioning System (GPS) measurements of
crustal motions for the period 1988-1997 at 189 sites extending east-west from
the Caucasus mountains to the Adriatic Sea and north-south from the southern
edge of the Eurasian plate to the northern edge of the African plate. Sites on
the northern Arabian platform move 18+- 2 mm/yr at N25 +- 5 W ... View entire text
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 74.69   S: 0.34   E: 78.93   W: 18.46

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: S.C. McClusky, S. Balassanian, A. Barka, C. Demir, S. Ergintav, et al.
Dataset Title: Global Positioning System Constraints on the Plate Kinematics and Dynamics in Turkish Region
Dataset Series Name: J. of Geophys. Rsch
Dataset Release Date: 2000
Dataset Publisher: American Geophysical Union
Issue Identification: v.105
Other Citation Details: pp. 5695 - 5791
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1988-01-01
Stop Date: 1997-12-31
ISO Topic Category
Data Set Progress
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Cornell University GIS group, 2000, Turkish GPS vectors (= this ArcInfo
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McClusky, S., S. Balassaanian, A. Barka, C. Demir, S. Ergintav, I. Georgiev, O.
Gurkan, M. Hamburger, K. Hurst, H. Kahale, K. kastens, G. Kekelidze, R. King,
V. Kotzev, O. Lenk, S. Mahmoud, A. mishin, M. Nadariya, A. Ouzounis, D.
Paradissis, Y. Peter, M. Prilepin, R. Reilinger, I. Sanli, H. Seeger, A.
Tealeb, M.N. Toksoz, and G. Veis, 2000, " Global Positioning System constraints
on plate kinematics and dynamics in the eastern Mediterranean and Caucusus",
Journal of Geophysical Research 105: 5695-5719.
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DIF Creation Date: 2006-08-28
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18
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