Accession Number:

ADA532441

Title:

Neogene Stratigraphic Development of the Persian Gulf

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MA DEPT OF GEOLOGY AND GEOPHYSICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE