CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Tectonics and Neotectonics of the Mesopotamian Plain: A Critical Review
University of Kurdistan Hewler. Private Consultant Geologist, Erbil.
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Mining and Geotechnical Engineering.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6790-2653
Consultant Dam Engineer, Sweden.
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Geosciences and Environmental Engineering.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2393-5939
Show others and affiliations
2020 (English)In: Journal of Earth Sciences and Geotechnical Engineering, ISSN 1792-9040, E-ISSN 1792-9660, Vol. 10, no 4, p. 57-86Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The Mesopotamian Plain is a part of the Mesopotamia Foredeep of the Zagros Foreland Basin and is a part of the Zagros Fold – Thrust Belt. The plain covers the central part of Iraq and extends south eastwards. It is a large continuously subsiding basin since the Upper Miocene (11.62 Ma). The plain is covered by thick Quaternary sediments of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers with their tributaries and distributaries. Therefore, the plain shows no structural features on the surface, except a main fault escarpment that extends from south of Al-Najaf city to south of Nasiriya city representing part of Abu Jir Active Fault Zone. However, the rolling topography, in the northern parts of the plain indicates subsurface anticlines that are still growing up, such as Balad, Samarra, Tikrit and Baiji anticlines. Moreover, many buried subsurface anticlines are present in different parts of the plain. All are growing anticlines and have caused continuous shift to the Tigris and Euphrates River and their distributaries indicating Neotectonic activities. The minimum and maximum subsidence amounts in the plain are zero and – 2500 m, respectively.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
UK: Scientific Press International Limited , 2020. Vol. 10, no 4, p. 57-86
Keywords [en]
Mesopotamia Foredeep, Subsurface anticlines, River migrations, Neotectonic activities, Folds growth, Iraq
National Category
Geotechnical Engineering Geochemistry
Research subject
Soil Mechanics; Applied Geology
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-78104OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-78104DiVA, id: diva2:1415717
Note

Validerad;2020;Nivå 1;2020-04-24 (marisr)

Available from: 2020-03-19 Created: 2020-03-19 Last updated: 2020-04-24Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(1408 kB)15 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 1408 kBChecksum SHA-512
f608b7ca63bb7d70efc146ece3c263dea4c2b4faa1f505d138223deeaa7ccc92750f641a4e24f6be8e1cd9025fdf039469df20512173cd66022b92263d06c399
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Other links

https://www.scienpress.com/journal_focus.asp?main_id=59&Sub_id=IV&Issue=1714127

Authority records BETA

Al-Ansari, NadhirZainy, Maher T.Laue, Jan

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Al-Ansari, NadhirZainy, Maher T.Laue, Jan
By organisation
Mining and Geotechnical EngineeringGeosciences and Environmental Engineering
In the same journal
Journal of Earth Sciences and Geotechnical Engineering
Geotechnical EngineeringGeochemistry

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 15 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 24 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf