(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Geomorphic response to an active transpressive regime : a case study along the Chaman strike-slip fault, western Pakistan

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

UL-HADI S. (1) ; KHAN S.D. (1) ; OWEN L.A. (2) ; KHAN A.S. (3) ;
(1) Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Univ., Houston, ETATS-UNIS
(2) Dept. of Geology, Univ., Cincinnati, ETATS-UNIS
(3) Center of Excellence in Mineralogy, Univ. of Balochistan, Quetta, PAKISTAN


The geomorphic response of an active transpessional stretch of the Chaman fault was studied using digital elevation model (DEM) data integrated with Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) Visible and Near Infrared/Short Wave Infrared (VNIR/SWIR) and images from GeoEye-1. Geologic and geomorphic mapping helped in reconstructing the Late Quaternary landscape history of this transpessional strand of the Chaman strike-slip fault and the associated Spinatizha thrust fault in western Pakistan. Topographic analysis of a part of the transpression (the thrust bounded Roghani ridge) revealed northward growth of the Spinatizha fault. Geomorphic indices including stream length-gradient index, mountain front sinuosity, valley floor width to valley height ratios, and entrenchment of recent alluvial fan deposits were used to define the lateral growth and direction of propagation of the Spinatizha fault. left-lateral displacement along Chaman fault and uplift along the Spinatizha fault was defined using topographic analysis of the Roghani ridge and geomorphic mapping of an impressive alluvial fan, the Bostankaul fan


Article of periodic

published at : Earth surface processes and landforms / ISSN 0197-9337 / CODEN ESPLDB

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1981)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 38, no3 [pp. 250-264]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 12 fig.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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