Making the Himalaya: Oozing, Squashing or Sliding?
As well as raising Earth's highest mountain range, the Himalaya, the collision between India and Asia has caused lively debate between geologists about how continental crust behaves during plate collisions. Matt Kohn, Professor of Department of Geosciences at Boise State University, will look at the various models for how the middle of the crust deforms. Does it 'ooze' like toothpaste, develop wedges like a snow plough, or become flattened like the collapse of a weakened pile? Each model carries with it its own implications for reconstructing how the Himalaya and the Tibetan plateau were formed.
|Making the Himalaya: Oozing, Squashing or Sliding?|
|Geologic Investigations in the Himalaya
The Himalaya formed during the collision of the Indian and Asian tectonic plates that began 50 million years ago.
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