Tuncay Taymaz

Professor / Head of Seismology Section
Department of Geophysical Engineering
Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
E-mail: taymaz@itu.edu.tr / ttaymaz@gmail.com
Page: http://www2.itu.edu.tr/~taymaz

Fields of interest:

  • Active Tectonics
  • Earthquakes Seismology
  • Seismotectonics
  • Tsunamis
  • Geodynamics of Eastern Mediterranean and Surrounding Regions

Recent publications:

A. Bécel, M. Laigle, B. de Voogd, A. Hirn, T. Taymaz, A. Galvé, H. Shimamura, Y. Murai, J.C. Lépine, M. Sapin, S. Özalaybey: 
Moho, Crustal Architecture and Deep Deformation Under the North Marmara
Trough, from the SEISMARMARA Leg-1 Offshore-Onshore Reflection-Refraction Survey, 
Tectonophysics
, (2009)

M. Laigle, A. Becel, B. de Voogd, A. Hirn, T. Taymaz, S. Özalaybey & members of SEISMARMARA Leg1-Team: 
A First Deep Seismic Survey in the Sea of Marmara: Deep Basins and Whole Crust Architecture and Evolution, 
Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Vol. 270, (2008), pp. 168-179

T. Taymaz, Y. Yılmaz, Y. Dilek: 
The Geodynamics of the Aegean and Anatolia: Introduction. 
In: T. Taymaz, Y. Yılmaz & Y. Dilek eds., The Geodynamics of the Aegean and
Anatolia, 
The Geological Society of London, Special Publications Book, Vol. 291, (2007),
pp. 1-16

T. Taymaz, T. Wright, S. Yolsal, O. Tan, E. Fielding, G. Seyitoğlu: 
Source Characteristics of June 6, 2000 Orta-Çankırı (Central Turkey) Earthquake: a synthesis of seismological, geological and geodetic (InSAR) observations, and internal deformation of Anatolian plate. 
In: The Geodynamics of the Aegean and Anatolia, 
The Geological Society of London, Special Publications Book, Vol. 291, (2007),
pp. 259-290

S. Yolsal, T. Taymaz, A.C. Yalçıner: 
Understanding Tsunamis, Potential Source Regions and Tsunami Prone Mechanisms in the Eastern Mediterranean, 
In: T. Taymaz, Y.Yılmaz & Y. Dilek eds., The Geodynamics of the Aegean and Anatolia, 
The Geological Society of London, Special Publications Book, Vol. 291, (2007),
pp. 201-230,

K.K. Furlong, G.C. Beroza, J.P. Brun, P.A. Cowie, M.R. Handy, W.D. Mooney, T. Taymaz, C. Teyssier, A. Vauchez, B. Wernicke: 
Nucleation and Growth of Fault Systems. 
In: M. R. Handy, Greg Hirth & Niels Hovius eds., Tectonic Faults-Agents of Change on a Dynamic
Earth, 
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Press – Book Series, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02142 USA, (2007),
pp. 78-98

J. Podgorski, E.H. Hearn, S. McClusky, R. Reilinger, T. Taymaz, O. Tan, M. Prilepin, T. Guseva, M. Nadariya: 
Postseismic Deformation Following the 1991 Racha, Georgia, Earthquake, 
Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 34, L04310, (2007)

O. Tan, T. Taymaz: 
Active Tectonics of the Caucasus: Earthquake Source Mechanisms and Rupture Histories Obtained From Inversion of Teleseismic Body-Waveforms. 
In: Post-Collisional Tectonics and Magmatism in the Mediterranean Region and Asia, 
Geological Society of America, Special Paper Vol. 409, (2006), pp:
531-578

T. Sato, J. Kasahara, T. Taymaz: 
A study of microearthquake seismicity and focal mechanisms within the Sea of Marmara (NW Turkey) using ocean-bottom seismometers (OBS), 
Tectonophysics, Vol. 391, (2004), pp. 303-314