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Late Cenozoic-recent tectonics of the southwestern margin of the Tibetan Plateau, Ladakh, northwest India


Abstract The Himalayan orogenic system is one of the youngest and most spectacular examples of a continent-continent collision on earth. Although the collision zone has been the subject of extensive research, fundamental questions remain concerning the architecture and evolution of the orogen. Of particular interest are the structures surrounding the 5 km high Tibetan Plateau, as these features record both the collisional and post-collisional evolution of the orogen. In this study we examine structures along the southwestern margin of the Tibetan Plateau, including the Karakoram (KFS) and Longmu Co (LCF) faults, and the Ladakh, Pangong and Karakoram Ranges. New low-temperature thermochronology data collected from across the Ladakh, Pangong and Karak... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Bohon, Wendy (Author) / Arrowsmith, Ramon (Advisor) / Hodges, Kip V (Advisor) / Whipple, Kelin X (Committee member) / Heimsath, Arjun (Committee member) / Reynolds, Steve (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Geology / Remote sensing / Geomorphology / Himalayas / India / Karakoram Fault / Ladakh / Longmu Co Fault
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 205 pages
Language English
Rights All Rights Reserved
Note Ph.D. Geological Sciences 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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