Curie point depth investigation of central Anatolia, Turkey

ATEŞ A., BİLİM F., Buyuksarac A.

PURE AND APPLIED GEOPHYSICS, vol.162, no.2, pp.357-371, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 162 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00024-004-2605-3
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.357-371
  • Keywords: aeromagnetic anomaly, power spectrum, Curie point depth, central Anatolia
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: No


The residual aeromagnetic total field intensity anomalies in central Anatolia were calculated from the regional aeromagnetic anomalies surveyed by the Mineral Research and Exploration (MTA) of Turkey. The residual aeromagnetic data were analyzed to produce Curie point estimates by the method Of O-KUBO et al. (1985). The Curie point depth of central Anatolia varies from 7.9 km and 22.6 km. The shallowest Curie point depths were observed around the Cappadocia and Erciyes Volcanic complexes in central Anatolia. A good correlation was deduced between the Curie point depths and the heat-flow data measured previously, which is most certainly important for the geothermal resources of the region. The shallow Curie point depths also correlate well with the hot spring locations in central Anatolia.