Apatite fission track thermochronometry data were collected from the Eastern Greater Caucasus orogen, Azerbaijan. Thermochronometry data constrain the history of exhumation and deformation of rocks within the orogen, which is an active accretionary prism. Thermochronometry data record the timing of cooling of a rock sample beneath a given closure temperature. Given an assumed or inferred geothermal gradient, thermochronometric ages can be used to infer exhumation rates and make interpretations about rates of deformation in orogens. The apatite fission track data presented here are analyzed in concert with apatite (U-Th)/He and zircon (U-Th)/He ages reported in Tye et al., in prep., to characterize the exhumation history of the Eastern Greater Caucasus.
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.