Pleistocene glaciation in Kurdistan

H. E. Wright & Jr.
The mountains of Kurdistan are a portion of the Taurus-Zagros, mountain arc that extends through southern Turkey, northern Iraq, and southwestern Iran and separates the Anatolian-Iranian Plateaus from the Mesopotamian Lowland. The crest reaches elevations of 3000-4000 m in the segment from the Cilo Dagh area in southeastern Turkey for 250 km to the Algurd Dagh area in northern Iraq. Southeastward the crestal elevation descends to 2200-2800 m, but in the Zardeh Kuh of southern...