active tectonics; accretionary wedges; syntectonic growth strata; Accretionary wedge; growth structure; Makran
Haghipour N Burg J.-P. (2014), Geomorphological analysis of the drainage system on the growing Makran accretionary wedge, in Geomorphology
, 209(1), 111-132.
Dolati Asghar and Burg Jean-Pierre (2013), Preliminary fault analysis and paleostress evolution in the Makran Fold-and-Thrust Belt in Iran, in K. Al Hosani et al. (eds.) (ed.), Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg, 261-277.
Ruh JB, Kaus BJP, Burg JP (2012), Numerical investigation of deformation mechanics in fold-and-thrust belts: Influence of rheology of single and multiple decollements, in TECTONICS
, 31(TC3005), 1-23.
Haghipour Negar (2012), Rate of crustal shortening and non-Coulomb behaviour of an active accretionary wedge: The folded fluvial terraces in Makran (SE, Iran), in Earth and Planetary Science Letters
, 355-356, 187-198.
J.-P. Burg A. Dolati D. Bernoulli and J. Smit (2012), Structural style of the Makran Tertiary, in AL HOSANI K. ROURE F. ELLISON R. & STEPHEN L. (ed.), Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg, 239-259.
This project is a continuation and extension of the NSF/ETH/Geological Survey of Iran (GSI) project started in 2004 and running out in the fall of 2009 (SNF 200020-116579 1: Structural and rheological evolution of an accretionary wedge: The Makran). Our project was the first geological study in the Iranian Makran since the 1970’s. The now proposed project extension aims to solve critical questions that emerged from our field results in the Iranian Makran concerning both the anatomy of the wedge and wedge mechanics. These questions include the early, Cretaceous to Palaeogene history of the wedge and its geodynamic context at that time as well as the influence of growing structures on wedge dynamics. To find answers, we need (1) to complement our work on specific areas of the Iranian Makran, (2) extend our field area into the southern part of Sistan suture and (3) direct our modelling efforts towards the coupling between thrusting and erosion-sedimentation to document and understand growth structures in a more dynamic way than the existing models allow.We request one Post-Doc and two PhD students to perform this study, integrating geodetic GPS with remote sensing, field and modelling studies. It involves collaboration with other scientists of the Department of Earth Sciences at the ETH and will strengthen the already established collaboration with the Geological Survey of Iran and the University of Paris VI, which is involved in studies in other parts of Iran.