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Tectonic and climatic influence on the evolution of the Bhutan Himalaya

Abstract The Himalaya are the archetypal example of a continental collision belt, formed by the ongoing convergence between India and Eurasia. Boasting some of the highest and most rugged topography on Earth, there is currently no consensus on how climatic and tectonic processes have combined to shape its topographic evolution. The Kingdom of Bhutan in the eastern Himalaya provides a unique opportunity to study the interconnections among Himalayan climate, topography, erosion, and tectonics. The eastern Himalaya are remarkably different from the rest of the orogen, most strikingly due to the presence of the Shillong Plateau to the south of the Himalayan rangefront. The tectonic structures associated with the Shillong Plateau have accommodated conver... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Adams, Byron Allen (Author) / Whipple, Kelin X (Advisor) / Hodges, Kip V (Advisor) / Heimsath, Arjun M (Committee member) / Arrowsmith, Ramon (Committee member) / Hurtado, Jose M (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Geomorphology / Geology / Continental dynamics / Bhutan / climate / geomorphology / Himalaya / tectonics
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 270 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Geological Sciences 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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