Comparison in Morphotectonic Analysis of Selected Basins in Nineveh Governorate North of Iraq
Iraqi National Journal of Earth Sciences,
2006, Volume 6, Issue 2, Pages 25-44
AbstractThe present study deals with morphotectonic analysis of eight surface drainage basins which varies in their basin geometry. These basins are distributed within the major structural zones in Nineveh Governorate north of Iraq. Analysis of longitudinal valley profiles of these basins indicated their effects by a group of morphotectonic variables, which characterized each distinct segments differently.
Both bifurcation ratio and mean order length relationships against the drainage basin orders showed clear evidences to differentiate between effected and non effected basins with active tectonic deformation. These comparisons demonstrate a new concept that might be able to utilize in morphotectonic comparison studies.
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