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Exploring the history of India-Eurasia collision and subsequent deformation in the Indus Basin, NW Indian Himalaya

Abstract Understanding the evolution of the Himalayan-Tibetan orogen is important because of its purported effects on global geodynamics, geochemistry and climate. It is surprising that the timing of initiation of this canonical collisional orogen is poorly constrained, with estimates ranging from Late Cretaceous to Early Oligocene. This study focuses on the Ladakh region in the northwestern Indian Himalaya, where early workers suggested that sedimentary deposits of the Indus Basin molasse sequence, located in the suture zone, preserve a record of the early evolution of orogenesis, including initial collision between India and Eurasia. Recent studies have challenged this interpretation, but resolution of the issue has been hampered by poor accessibi... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Tripathy, Alka (Author) / Hodges, Kip V (Advisor) / Semken, Steven (Committee member) / Van Soest, Matthijs C (Committee member) / Whipple, Kelin X (Committee member) / Christensen, Philip (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Geochemistry / Sedimentary geology / Continental Tectonics / Geochronology / Himalaya / Indus Molasse / Thermochronology
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 324 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Geological Sciences 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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