The Eastern Greater Caucasus is a mountain belt in western Asia that formed as an accretionary prism above an active subduction zone. Because of the bedrock exposure in the range, it offers a unique opportunity to research deformation processes in accretionary prisms, which are ubiquitous above the Earth's many subduction zones but are typically submarine and difficult to investigate. The data presented here result from field geologic mapping in several swaths roughly perpendicular to the mountain range that together span the entire range across strike. The data serve will serve as the basis for inference of the deep structural architecture of the range and characterization of the styles of deformation present in the range.
Tye, A. R., Niemi, N. A., Safarov, R. T., Kadirov, F. A., and Babayev, G. R., Structural and thermochronometric data provide insight into strain accommodation within an active accretionary prism, the Eastern Greater Caucasus. In prep.