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14 March 2003 Tectonic settling of the eastern sector of the Khuzestan area (Zagros Mountains, Iran) from satellite and field data
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The structural setting of the eastern sector of the Dezful Embayment of the Zagros Belt was interpreted using satellite data consisting of two multispectral Landsat 7 scenes, two panchromatic and stereoscopic Spot scenes and two digital orthoimages with a Digital Elevation Model obtained by processing Spot data. Both spectral and spatial characters of Landsat ETM+ were used to evaluate the lithological features of the are. The digital stereo Spot images and the DEM allowed identifying and measuring several geologic features. The achieved results were subsequently subjected to field controls and then integrated into a GIS. The tectonic structures affecting the area are folds, reverse faults and thrusts, NW-SE trending. They indicate a crustal shortening and a transport direction towards SW, with several back-thrusting phenomena. The age of the deformation in this sector of the belt ranges from Pliocene to present. The evaporitic Miocene Gachsaran Formation is a decoupling level interleaved between the upper clastic Incopmetent Group and the lower carbonate Competent Group; the folds and faults affecting this formation do not correspond in location and dimension to the structures affecting the lower carbonate succession.
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Roberto Calabro, Roberto Carpi, Stefano Carruba, Cesare Perotti, and Francesco Zucca "Tectonic settling of the eastern sector of the Khuzestan area (Zagros Mountains, Iran) from satellite and field data", Proc. SPIE 4886, Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring, GIS Applications, and Geology II, (14 March 2003);

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