CD-CAT Field Work & Photos

CD-CAT Field Work


view from the Uçhisar-Göreme road, in the Cappadocia volcanic province of central Anatolia


Field-based research is essential to CD-CAT because it is a link between many different components of the project. Field work in Anatolia is particularly effective (and fun) because the rocks, sediments, structures, and landforms are well exposed.


In 2011, our focus was on the region near the southern segment of the Central Anatolian Fault Zone, Cappadocia, and the Aladağ (eastern Tauride Mountains), with a reconnaissance trip to the south and east along the East Anatolian Fault Zone, Malatya-Ovacık Fault Zone, and nearby faults, basins, and metamorphic massifs.


In 2012 and 2013, various subgroups spread out more to the south, east, and west of the CAFZ, with some additional focus on key areas in the southern CAFZ.


The seismometers and MT instruments were be deployed in spring 2013.


One of the great pleasures of working in Turkey is the opportunity to see historical and cultural sites, and to meet interesting and friendly people in the course of doing field work, and we have therefore included some non-geological photos in with the field photos.

Cappadocia Ecemis Fault Zone/1 Antakya-Adıyaman-Nemrut Ecemis Fault Zone/2 Nigde Massif Central Anatolia from the air

view south of the deformed sedimentary sequence near Demikazik, in the Ecemiş Fault Zone