Extra-arid foothill plains of the Iranian Plateau

  • V. P. Chichagov
Geography Abroad


An analysis is made of the morphology, structure and evolution of the proluvial and denudational plains under the extra-arid conditions of the Middle East. The study identified the types of pediments and the differences in their formation for platform and orogenic regions. Consideration is given to the anthropogenic transformation of the plains as a result of long-lasting water use and the creation of ancient megalopolises.


Alborz proluvial and denudational plains pediment qanats 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of GeographyRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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