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South Caspian to Central Iran basins: Introduction

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Marie-Françoise Brunet
Marie-Françoise Brunet
UPMC Université Paris 06, CNRS-INSU, UMR Tectonique, case 129, 4, place Jussieu, F-75005 Paris, France
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James W. Granath
James W. Granath
Granath & Associates Consulting Geology, 2306 Glenhaven Drive, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126, USA
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Markus Wilmsen
Markus Wilmsen
Senckenberg Naturhistorische Sammlungen Dresden, Museum für Mineralogie und Geologie, Sektion Paläozoologie, Königsbrücker Landstrasse 159, D-01109 Dresden, GermanyGeoZentrum Nordbayern (GZN) Fachgruppe PaläoUmwelt, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, Loewenichstrasse 28, D-91054 Erlangen, Germany
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Published:
January 01, 2009

Abstract

The structurally and stratigraphically complex area of northern and central Iran holds the key to understanding the plate tectonic evolution of the South Caspian–Central Iran area. The closure of the Palaeotethys, the opening of the Neotethys, the rise and demise of the Cimmerian mountain chain, as well as the onset of Neotethys subduction and large-scale Neotethyan back-arc rifting all predated the formation of the more than 20 km-thick fill of the South Caspian Basin. This volume brings together work by specialists in different disciplines of the geosciences (tectonics, geophysics, sedimentology, stratigraphy, palaeontology, basin modelling and geodynamics) in order to elucidate the complex Late Palaeozoic–Cenozoic geodynamic history of the Iran area and the birth of the South Caspian Basin.

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Geological Society, London, Special Publications

South Caspian to Central Iran Basins

M.-F. Brunet
M.-F. Brunet
CNRS-INSU and Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France
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M. Wilmsen
M. Wilmsen
Senckenberg Naturhistorische Sammlungen Dresden, Museum für Mineralogie und Geologie, Germany
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J. W. Granath
J. W. Granath
Granath & Associates Consulting Geology, USA
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Geological Society of London
Volume
312
ISBN electronic:
9781862395602
Publication date:
January 01, 2009

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