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    Ramsey, Lucy A. Walker, Richard T. and Jackson, James 2008. Fold evolution and drainage development in the Zagros mountains of Fars province, SE Iran. Basin Research, Vol. 20, Issue. 1, p. 23.

    Talebian, Morteza and Jackson, James 2002. Offset on the Main Recent Fault of NW Iran and implications for the late Cenozoic tectonics of the Arabia-Eurasia collision zone. Geophysical Journal International, Vol. 150, Issue. 2, p. 422.

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  • Print publication year: 1968
  • Online publication date: March 2008

4 - THE ORIGIN OF THE ZAGROS DEFILES

from PART 1 - THE LAND
Summary
While the westward-flowing streams of the Zagros mountains provide some of the world's most impressive canyon scenery, they also present an extremely perplexing problem of drainage genesis. Seldom are drainage anomalies as pronounced as they are among the great petrified waves of the Zagros. The disharmony between the drainage and the deformational pattern in the Zagros is manifested in the profound gorges, or tangs, which breach range after range in the youngest portion of the mountain system. The vast majority of the drainage anomalies and the most spectacular tangs in the Zagros are found in the zone of powerful but simple folding along the south-western (outer) margin of the highland. The drainage anomaly in the central Zagros may be resolved into two distinct problems: the courses of the trunk streams, and the behaviour of their tributaries, large and small. Each of these appears to be an independent development.
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