Crustal scale geometry of the Zagros fold–thrust belt, Iran

@article{McQuarrie2004CrustalSG,
  title={Crustal scale geometry of the Zagros fold–thrust belt, Iran},
  author={N. McQuarrie},
  journal={Journal of Structural Geology},
  year={2004},
  volume={26},
  pages={519-535}
}
  • N. McQuarrie
  • Published 2004
  • Geology
  • Journal of Structural Geology
  • Balanced cross-sections across the Zagros fold–thrust belt in Iran are used to analyze the geometry of deformation within the sedimentary cover rocks, and to test the hypothesis of basement involved thrusting throughout the fold–thrust belt. Although the Zagros deformation front is a relatively rectilinear feature, the sinuous map-view morphology of the mountain front is a result of a 6 km structural step in the regional elevation of the Asmari Limestone that produces a pronounced step in… CONTINUE READING
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