Discovery Projects - Grant ID: DP150101730 [ 2015 - 2017 ]

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Researchers Dr Stijn Glorie; Prof Alan Collins; Prof Dr Wenjiao Xiao; Dr Noreen Evans

Brief description The consumption of the Tethys Ocean and the associated collision of Gondwana-derived terranes with Eurasia resulted in the uplift of the highest mountain belt on Earth: the Himalayas. However, stresses from this collision zone propagated far into the Eurasian interior by reactivating faults and creating mountain belts along these fault zones. This project aims to map and model how and when fault (re)activation occurred by integrating multi-method thermochronological and structural data on major Meso-Cenozoic Central Asian fault systems. The resulting time-integrated tectonic model will aid to understand (1) the India-Eurasia collision (2) the building of the mountainous Central Asian landscape and (3) its influence on the Asian climate.

Funding Amount 216300

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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