Geology of the Himalayan Belt
  • Author : B.K. Chakrabarti
  • Release Date : 04 March 2016
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Genre : Science
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 13 : 9780128020609

Geology of the Himalayan Belt Book Summary

Geology of the Himalayan Belt: Deformation, Metamorphism, Stratigraphy presents sophisticated metamorphic and igneous rock data across various Himalayan geographic sectors, capturing their petrography, metamorphism, structure, mineralization, and regional tectonic research. With an east-west extension of about 3000 kilometers and numerous 8000 meter peaks, the Himalayas are the most spectacular mountain ranges on earth. Since the 19th century, they have provided a testing ground of global importance for the development of geodynamic concepts, from isostasy over continental collision, to more recently, feedback mechanisms between tectonics and climate. This book collects the broad range of data that’s been gathered on the Himalayas over the past 50 years, providing a comprehensive analysis and interpretation on the available data that brings the scientific community a better understanding of the geological diversity and structure of the Himalayan belt, along with new techniques that have applications in a host of global geological settings. Features a vast amount of geological research data collected in the Himalayas over the past half century Authored by a recognized global expert on the geology of the Himalayan belt Presents analysis and interpretation techniques to aid scientists in conducting fieldwork and research Provides the latest information on geodynamic concepts, from isostasy over continental collision, to more recently, feedback mechanisms between tectonics and climate

Geology of the Himalayan Belt

Geology of the Himalayan Belt

Author : B.K. Chakrabarti
Publisher : Elsevier
Genre : Science
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Geology of the Himalayan Belt: Deformation, Metamorphism, Stratigraphy presents sophisticated metamorphic and igneous rock data across various Himalayan geographic sectors, capturing their petrography, metamorphism, structure, mineralization, and regional tectonic research. With an east-west extension of about 3000 kilometers and numerous 8000 meter peaks, the Himalayas are the most spectacular mountain ranges on ...

Structural and Thermal Evolution of the Himalayan Thrust Belt in Midwestern Nepal

Structural and Thermal Evolution of the Himalayan Thrust Belt in Midwestern Nepal

Author : P.G. DeCelles,B. Carrapa,T.P. Ojha,G.E. Gehrels,D. Collins
Publisher : Geological Society of America
Genre : Science
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"Spanning eight kilometers of topographic relief, the Himalayan fold-thrust belt in Nepal has accommodated more than 700 km of Cenozoic convergence between the Indian subcontinent and Asia. Rapid tectonic shortening and erosion in a monsoonal climate have exhumed greenschist to upper amphibolite facies rocks along with unmetamorphosed rocks, including a 5-6...

Tectonics of the Himalaya

Tectonics of the Himalaya

Author : S. Mukherjee,R. Carosi,P.A. van der Beek, B.K. Mukherjee,D.M. Robinson
Publisher : Geological Society of London
Genre : Science
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The Himalayan mountain belt, which developed during the India–Asia collision starting about 55 Ma ago, is a dramatically active orogen and it is regarded as the classic collisional orogen. It is characterized by an impressively continuous 2500 km of tectonic units, thrusts and normal faults, as well as large volumes of ...

Himalayan Tectonics

Himalayan Tectonics

Author : P.J. Treloar,M.P. Searle
Publisher : Geological Society of London
Genre : Science
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The Himalaya–Karakoram–Tibet mountain belt resulted from Cenozoic collision of India and Asia and is frequently used as the type example of a continental collision orogenic belt. The last quarter of a century has seen the publication of a remarkably detailed dataset relevant to the evolution of this belt. ...

Geology of the Nepal Himalaya

Geology of the Nepal Himalaya

Author : Megh Raj Dhital
Publisher : Springer
Genre : Science
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This book addresses the geology of the entire Himalayan range in Nepal, i.e., from the Gangetic plain in the south to the Tethyan zone in the north. Without a comprehensive look at the various Himalayan zones, it is practically impossible to fully grasp the processes at work behind the ...