Articles | Volume 10, issue 3
Solid Earth, 10, 663–682, 2019
Solid Earth, 10, 663–682, 2019

Research article 17 May 2019

Research article | 17 May 2019

Relative timing of uplift along the Zagros Mountain Front Flexure (Kurdistan Region of Iraq): Constrained by geomorphic indices and landscape evolution modeling

Mjahid Zebari et al.

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Here, we assessed the maturity level and then relative variation of uplift time of three anticlines along the hanging wall of the Zagros Mountain Front Flexure in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. We also estimated the relative time difference between the uplift time of more mature anticlines and less mature ones to be around 200 kyr via building a landscape evolution model. These enabled us to reconstruct a spatial and temporal evolution of these anticlines.