publication . Doctoral thesis . 2003

The Effect of Mechanical Characteristics of Basal Decollement and Basement Structures on Deformation of the Zagros Basin

Bahroudi, Abbas;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2003
  • Publisher: Uppsala universitet, Institutionen för geovetenskaper
  • Country: Norway
Abstract
Two fundamental structural elements, basement architecture and basal decollement, play a significant role in the evolution of a tectonically active region. Using different approaches (field data, literature review and analogue models) this thesis demonstrates that these two elements affected the deformation style in the Zagros fold-thrust belt during Mesozoic extensional and Cenozoic contractional episodes. Reassessment of available data suggests a new configuration for the basement to Zagros basin that consists of basement faults with three different trends. Complicated interrelationships of these basement faults divide the Zagros basin into two major basement ...
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Medical Subject Headings: human activities
free text keywords: decollement, extension, Zagros, Hormuz salt, shortening, basement faults, Arabia
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