Neogene Stratigraphic Development of the Persian Gulf
WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MA DEPT OF GEOLOGY AND GEOPHYSICS
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The Persian Gulf is a shallow 110 m, epicontinental basin formed on the Arabian plate in mid-late Miocene. Neogene sediments comprise a northeast-thickening wedge 0.1-2.0 km of clastics shed from the Zagros uplift in Iran. There is little publicly available information on these deposits. Our long-term goal is to understand how variations in source, tectonic subsidence, climate, and sea level affected sedimentary processes and stratigraphic development of an arid, shallow-marine environment.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy