publication . Other literature type . Article . 2011

Zagros orogeny: a subduction-dominated process

Philippe Agard; Wim Spakman; Jafar Omrani; Bertrand Meyer; Bruno Vrielynck; Patrick Monié; Rinus Wortel; Hubert Whitechurch; Laurent Jolivet;
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  • Published: 05 Jul 2011
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (CUP)
  • Country: France
Abstract
<jats:title>Abstract</jats:title><jats:p>This paper presents a synthetic view of the geodynamic evolution of the Zagros orogen within the frame of the Arabia–Eurasia collision. The Zagros orogen and the Iranian plateau preserve a record of the long-standing convergence history between Eurasia and Arabia across the Neo-Tethys, from subduction/obduction processes to present-day collision (from ~ 150 to 0 Ma). We herein combine the results obtained on several geodynamic issues, namely the location of the oceanic suture zone, the age of oceanic closure and collision, the magmatic and geochemical evolution of the Eurasian upper plate during convergence (as testified ...
Subjects
free text keywords: obduction, slab break-off, arc magmatism, subduction, Zagros, geodynamics, orogeny, [SDU.STU.TE]Sciences of the Universe [physics]/Earth Sciences/Tectonics, [SDE.MCG]Environmental Sciences/Global Changes, Geomorphology, Zagros fold and thrust belt, Blueschist, Geology, Paleontology, Eclogitization, Magmatism
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