Articles | Volume 12, issue 11
Research article
03 Nov 2021
Research article |  | 03 Nov 2021

Detrital zircon provenance record of the Zagros mountain building from the Neotethys obduction to the Arabia–Eurasia collision, NW Zagros fold–thrust belt, Kurdistan region of Iraq

Renas I. Koshnaw, Fritz Schlunegger, and Daniel F. Stockli


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on se-2021-68', Frédéric Mouthereau, 15 Jun 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1: Mouthereau, Frédéric', Renas Koshnaw, 27 Aug 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on se-2021-68', Anonymous Referee #2, 02 Aug 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2: Anonymous Referee', Renas Koshnaw, 27 Aug 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Renas Koshnaw on behalf of the Authors (16 Sep 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (24 Sep 2021) by Mark Allen
ED: Publish as is (27 Sep 2021) by Federico Rossetti(Executive Editor)
Short summary
As continental plates collide, mountain belts grow. This study investigated the provenance of rocks from the northwestern segment of the Zagros mountain belt to unravel the convergence history of the Arabian and Eurasian plates. Provenance data synthesis and field relationships suggest that the Zagros Mountains developed as a result of the oceanic crust emplacement on the Arabian continental plate, followed by the Arabia–Eurasia collision and later uplift of the broader region.