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Caspian Sea

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History.

Named after the ancient Caspii who lived on its southwestern shores, the Caspian is the world’s largest inland body of water. Geographically it is a lake, but it is big ...

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Mineral magnetic study of Late Quaternary South Caspian Sea sediments: palaeoenvironmental implications

A. Jelinowska, P. Tucholka, F. Guichard, I. Lefèvre, D. Badaut-Trauth, F. Chalié, F. Gasse, N. Tribovillard and A. Desprairies.

in Geophysical Journal International

May 1998; p ublished online May 1998 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Geophysics. 6321 words.

Summary

Magnetic properties of sediments from a core (10 m long) in the southern basin of the Caspian Sea have been investigated. Varying concentrations of...

Field survey and modelling of the Caspian Sea tsunami of 1990 June 20

Amir Salaree and Emile A. Okal.

in Geophysical Journal International

P ublished online March 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Volcanology and Seismology. 10634 words.

The Rudbar-Tarom earthquake of 1990 June 20 (M 0 = 1.4 × 1027 dyn cm), the largest one in Iran over the past 35 yr, was accompanied by a small tsunami in the Caspian Sea, which...

Improved gravity anomaly fields from retracked multimission satellite radar altimetry observations over the Persian Gulf and the Caspian Sea

M. Khaki, E. Forootan, M.A. Sharifi, J. Awange and M. Kuhn.

in Geophysical Journal International

P ublished online July 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Geophysics; Oceanography and Hydrology. 7442 words.

Satellite radar altimetry observations are used to derive short wavelength gravity anomaly fields over the Persian Gulf and the Caspian Sea, where in situ and ship-borne gravity...

Ural Sea

Edited by MICHAEL ALLABY.

in A Dictionary of Earth Sciences

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 48 words.

A Palaeocene–Eocene seaway extending from the present-day Caspian Sea in the south to the Arctic Ocean in the

Ural Sea

Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 52 words.

A *Palaeocene–*Eocene seaway extending from the present-day Caspian Sea in the south to the Arctic Ocean in the north, covering the area immediately east of the Ural Mountains. The area is...

Paratethys

Overview page. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation — Earth Sciences and Geography.

A large, arcuate seaway that, at its maximum development, extended a distance of 4500km from just north of the Alps to just east of the Aral Sea. By the end of the Oligocene it had been...

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Variation of Moho depth in the central part of the Alborz Mountains, northern Iran

A. Radjaee, D. Rham, M. Mokhtari, M. Tatar, K. Priestley and D. Hatzfeld.

in Geophysical Journal International

April 2010; p ublished online April 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Geophysics. 5099 words.

Summary

The Alborz Mountains of northern Iran form a belt of active crustal deformation along the southern side of the Caspian Sea within the broad...

Ural Sea

Overview page. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation — Earth Sciences and Geography.

A Palaeocene-*Eocene seaway that extended from the present-day Caspian Sea in the south to the Arctic Ocean in the north, covering the area immediately east of the Ural Mountains. The area...

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Numerical modelling of the deformation of the Iranian plateau

Farhad Sobouti and Jafar Arkani-Hamed.

in Geophysical Journal International

September 1996; p ublished online September 1996 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Geophysics. 0 words.

Summary

The deformation of the Iranian plateau due to the Arabia-Eurasia convergence is studied numerically using the viscous thin-sheet model. The lack of...

Microseismicity and seismotectonics of the South Caspian Lowlands, NE Iran

Majid Nemati, James Hollingsworth, Zhongwen Zhan, Mohammad Javad Bolourchi and Morteza Talebian.

in Geophysical Journal International

June 2013; p ublished online March 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Geophysics. 10878 words.

This paper is concerned with the microseismicity and seismotectonics of the eastern South Caspian Sea region, where the East Alborz mountains descend to meet the South Caspian Lowlands of...

Wide-angle seismic data reveal extensive overpressures in the Eastern Black Sea Basin

C. L. Scott, D. J. Shillington, T. A. Minshull, R. A. Edwards, P. J. Brown and N. J. White.

in Geophysical Journal International

August 2009; p ublished online August 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Geophysics. 12269 words.

Summary

We present new data that explores the link between pore pressure and seismic velocity to estimate the magnitude of the overpressure within the deep...

Greigite detected as dominating remanence carrier in Late Pleistocene sediments, Lisan formation, from Lake Kinneret (Sea of Galilee), Israel

H. Ron, N. R. Nowaczyk, U. Frank, M. J. Schwab, R. Naumann, B. Striewski and A. Agnon.

in Geophysical Journal International

July 2007; p ublished online July 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Geophysics. 7429 words.

Summary

A rock magnetic investigation of three sedimentary cores of Lisan formation of late Pleistocene age from Lake Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) northern...

M L shear wave velocity tomography for the Iranian Plateau

Mehdi Maheri-Peyrov, Abdolreza Ghods, Madjid Abbasi, Eric Bergman and Farhad Sobouti.

in Geophysical Journal International

P ublished online February 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Volcanology and Seismology. 9526 words.

Iranian Plateau reflects several different tectonic styles of collision, and large-scale strike-slip faults. We calculate a high-resolution 2-D M L shear velocity map for the...

Crustal model for the Middle East and North Africa region: implications for the isostatic compensation mechanism

Dogan Seber, Eric Sandvol, Christine Sandvol, Carrie Brindisi and Muawia Barazangi.

in Geophysical Journal International

December 2001; p ublished online December 2001 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Geophysics. 3935 words.

Summary

We present a new 3-D crustal model for the Middle East and North Africa region that includes detailed topography, sediment thickness, and Moho depth...

Evidence for a missing crustal root and a thin lithosphere beneath the Central Alborz by receiver function studies

F. Sodoudi, X. Yuan, R. Kind, B. Heit and A. Sadidkhouy.

in Geophysical Journal International

May 2009; p ublished online May 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Geophysics. 5030 words.

Summary

The Alborz Mountains build the northern part of the Alpine-Himalayan orogen in western Asia. They are located south of the Caspian Sea and form an...

Analogue and geophysical modelling of the Garmsar Salt Nappe, Iran: constraints on the evolution of the Alborz Mountains

Shahram Baikpour, Gernold Zulauf, Arash Sebti, Hassan Kheirolahi and Carlo Dietl.

in Geophysical Journal International

August 2010; p ublished online August 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Geophysics. 5137 words.

Summary

The Alborz Mountains are forming a ∼100-km-wide east–west trending orogenic belt that stretches 2000 m across northern Iran south of the Caspian Sea....

The Book of Curiosities and the Islamic Geographical Tradition

Yossef Rapoport and Emilie Savage-Smith.

in Lost Maps of the Caliphs

November 2018; p ublished online May 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cartography. 7408 words.

This chapter sets the geographical sections of the Book of Curiosities in the context of the rich geographical literature of the Islamic world, and argues that it offered radically novel...

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Active deformation in Zagros—Makran transition zone inferred from GPS measurements

R. Bayer, J. Chery, M. Tatar, Ph. Vernant, M. Abbassi, F. Masson, F. Nilforoushan, E. Doerflinger, V. Regard and O. Bellier.

in Geophysical Journal International

April 2006; p ublished online April 2006 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Geophysics. 7005 words.

Summary

The Bandar Abbas-Strait of Hormuz zone is considered as a transition between the Zagros collision and the Makran oceanic subduction. We used GPS...

Seismic tomographic imaging of P- and S-waves velocity perturbations in the upper mantle beneath Iran

Alireza Alinaghi, Ivan Koulakov and Hans Thybo.

in Geophysical Journal International

June 2007; p ublished online June 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Geophysics. 5686 words.

Summary

The inverse tomography method has been used to study the P- and S-waves velocity structure of the crust and upper mantle underneath Iran. The method,...

Pn tomographic imaging of mantle lid velocity and anisotropy at the junction of the Arabian, Eurasian and African plates

Ali I. Al-Lazki, Eric Sandvol, Dogan Seber, Muawia Barazangi, Niyazi Turkelli and Randa Mohamad.

in Geophysical Journal International

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Geophysics. 7991 words.

Summary

The interaction of the Arabian plate with the Eurasian plate has played a major role in building the young mountain belts along the Zagros–Bitlis...