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AAPG Bulletin paper about curvature analysis performed on the Permam anticline, northern Iraq

Differential geometric methods are applied to compute and analyze curvature quantities of the Permam anticline (Iraq).

Cutoff wavelength and curvature are two important parameters, which determine the information content and interpretability of the results. By choosing appropriate parameter combinations, geomorphological-oriented studies and tectonic-oriented studies are viable using the same DEM.


Burtscher, A., Frehner, M., and Grasemann, B., 2012, Tectonic geomorphological investigations of antiforms using differential geometry: Permam anticline, northern Iraq: AAPG Bulletin, v. 96, no. 2, p. 301-314.


Link to the article: aapgbull.geoscienceworld.org/content/96/2.toc

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