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Currently my research centers on two partly overlapping fields: regional geology and metamorphic petrology
work to understand the Phanerozoic tectonic evolution of the Eastern
Mediterranean and Black Sea region, and specifically
We spend several months each summer in the field, mapping and collecting structural, petrographic, sedimentological and paleontological data in various regions of Turkey. The field data is combined with petrological, geochronological and geochemical data to decipher the tectonic evolution of the region. The few selected recent papers below illustrate the type of research we are doing:
Okay, A.I., Sunal, G., Sherlock, S., Altıner, D., Tüysüz, O., Kylander-Clark, A.R.C. & Aygül, M., 2013, Early Cretaceous sedimentation and orogeny on the active margin of Eurasia: southern Central Pontides, Turkey. Tectonics, 32, 1247-1271.
Over many years I have been fascinated by the geology of the high and ultrahigh pressure metamorphic rocks. Their mineralogy is interesting with unusual minerals, such as jadeite, glaucophane, lawsonite, coesite, aragonite They also indicate deep burial and subsequent exhumation of oceanic and continental crust, and provide valuable constraints on the thermal structure of the down going lithosphere, as well as on the temporal evolution of subduction zones. The few selected recent papers below illustrate my research in HP rocks:
Okay, A.I., Sunal, G., Tüysüz, O., Sherlock, S., Keskin,M. & Kylander-Clark, A.R.C., 2014, Low-pressure - high-temperature metamorphism during extension in a Jurassic magmatic arc, Central Pontides, Turkey. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 32, 49-69.
Topuz, G., Okay, A.I., Altherr, R., Satir, M., Schwarz, W.H., 2008, Late Cretaceous blueschist-facies metamorphism in southeastern Thrace (Turkey) and its geodynamic implications. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 26, 895913.
Zahide Özgörüş (2010)
Kenan Akbayram (2011)
Mesut Aygül (2015)
M. Burak Yıkılmaz (2002)
Zahide Özgörüş (2003)
A. Turgay Akbulut (2004)
Kenan Akbayram (2006)
Ömer Faruk Dereköy (2006)
Semih Can Ülgen (2011)
At present I teach the following classes:
Geology of Turkey (with Okan Tüysüz)
Topics in regional geology
Metamorphic minerals and textures (with Gültekin Topuz)
Topics in Metamorphic Petrology (with Gültekin Topuz)
Publications full papers