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Article: The leading edge of the Greater Himalayan Crystalline complex revealed in the NW Indian Himalaya: Implications for the evolution of the Himalayan orogen

TitleThe leading edge of the Greater Himalayan Crystalline complex revealed in the NW Indian Himalaya: Implications for the evolution of the Himalayan orogen
Authors
KeywordsTectonic wedge
South Tibet detachment
Himalaya
Main Central thrust
Issue Date2007
Citation
Geology, 2007, v. 35, n. 10, p. 955-958 How to Cite?
AbstractThe three Himalayan lithologic units, the Lesser Himalayan Sequence, the Greater Himalayan Crystalline complex, and the Tethyan Himalayan Sequence, have a specific structural correlation with the Main Central thrust and South Tibet detachment in the central Himalaya. There, the Main Central thrust places the Greater Himalayan Crystalline complex over the Lesser Himalayan Sequence, and the South Tibet detachment places the Tethyan Himalayan Sequence over the Greater Himalayan Crystallines. Although this division has formed the basis for all Himalayan tectonic models, it fails to explain aspects of the geology of the western Himalaya where the Main Central thrust places the Tethyan Himalayan Sequence directly above the Lesser Himalayan Sequence. Our mapping in NW India shows that this relationship results from southward merging of the Main Central thrust and South Tibet detachment. This finding, in conjunction with observed alternating shear senses on the South Tibet detachment, is inconsistent with the wedge-extrusion and erosion-induced channel-flow models (both require only top-to-the-N motion on the South Tibet detachment) but is consistent with a tectonic-wedging model. © 2007 The Geological Society of America.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/224016
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dc.contributor.authorWebb, A. Alexander G-
dc.contributor.authorYin, An-
dc.contributor.authorHarrison, T. Mark-
dc.contributor.authorCélérier, Julien-
dc.contributor.authorBurgess, W. Paul-
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-18T06:20:43Z-
dc.date.available2016-03-18T06:20:43Z-
dc.date.issued2007-
dc.identifier.citationGeology, 2007, v. 35, n. 10, p. 955-958-
dc.identifier.issn0091-7613-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/224016-
dc.description.abstractThe three Himalayan lithologic units, the Lesser Himalayan Sequence, the Greater Himalayan Crystalline complex, and the Tethyan Himalayan Sequence, have a specific structural correlation with the Main Central thrust and South Tibet detachment in the central Himalaya. There, the Main Central thrust places the Greater Himalayan Crystalline complex over the Lesser Himalayan Sequence, and the South Tibet detachment places the Tethyan Himalayan Sequence over the Greater Himalayan Crystallines. Although this division has formed the basis for all Himalayan tectonic models, it fails to explain aspects of the geology of the western Himalaya where the Main Central thrust places the Tethyan Himalayan Sequence directly above the Lesser Himalayan Sequence. Our mapping in NW India shows that this relationship results from southward merging of the Main Central thrust and South Tibet detachment. This finding, in conjunction with observed alternating shear senses on the South Tibet detachment, is inconsistent with the wedge-extrusion and erosion-induced channel-flow models (both require only top-to-the-N motion on the South Tibet detachment) but is consistent with a tectonic-wedging model. © 2007 The Geological Society of America.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.relation.ispartofGeology-
dc.subjectTectonic wedge-
dc.subjectSouth Tibet detachment-
dc.subjectHimalaya-
dc.subjectMain Central thrust-
dc.titleThe leading edge of the Greater Himalayan Crystalline complex revealed in the NW Indian Himalaya: Implications for the evolution of the Himalayan orogen-
dc.typeArticle-
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dc.identifier.doi10.1130/G23931A.1-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-35448976749-
dc.identifier.volume35-
dc.identifier.issue10-
dc.identifier.spage955-
dc.identifier.epage958-
dc.identifier.eissn0091-7613-

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