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Comparative Evolution of the Shyok and Yarlung Suture Zones: Implications for the Collision Between India and Eurasia


Abstract The collision between the Indian and Eurasian tectonic plates marked the onset of the rise of the Himalayan-Tibetan orogen, but also brought about profound changes to the Earth's oceans and climate. The exact sequence of events that occurred during this collision is poorly understood, leading to a wide range of estimates of its age. The Indus and Yarlung sutures are generally considered to represent the final collision between India and Eurasia, and together form a mostly continuous belt that can be traced over 2000 km along strike. In the western portions of the orogen the Karakoram Fault introduces a key complexity to the study of timing of collision by offsetting the Indus and Yarlung sutures. Recent work has used the complexities in... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Borneman, Nathaniel (Author) / Hodges, Kip (Advisor) / Reynolds, Stephen (Committee member) / Whipple, Kelin (Committee member) / Sharp, Thomas (Committee member) / Tyburczy, James (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Geology / Geochemistry / collision / Eurasia / India / Shyok / suture / Yarlung
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 269 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Geological Sciences 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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