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, vol.792, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 792
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.tecto.2020.228588
  • Journal Name: TECTONOPHYSICS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Aerospace Database, Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), Artic & Antarctic Regions, Communication Abstracts, Compendex, Geobase, INSPEC, Metadex, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


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.