A new tectonic map of the Iranian plateau based on aeromagnetic identification of magmatic arcs and ophiolite belts

Teknik V., Thybo H., Artemieva I. M. , Ghods A.

TECTONOPHYSICS, cilt.792, 2020 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier


The Iranian plateau is one of the most complex geodynamic settings within the Alpine-Himalayan belt. The Paleo-Tethys and Neo-Tethys ocean subduction is responsible for the formation of several magmatic arcs and sedimentary basins within the plateau. These zones mostly are separated by thrust faults related to paleo-suture zones, which are highlighted by ophiolites. Sediment cover and overprint of a different magmatic phase from late Triassic to the Quaternary impede identification of some magmatic arcs and ophiolite belts.