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Title: Tectonics and evolution of the Himalaya
Authors: Jain A.K.
Dasgupta S.S.
Bhargava O.N.
Israil, Mohammad
Jayangonda Perumal R.
Patel R.C.
Mukul M.
Parcha S.K.
Adlakha V.
Agarwal K.K.
Singh P.
Bhattacharyya K.
Pant N.C.
Banerjee D.M.
Published in: Proceedings of the Indian National Science Academy
Abstract: During the period 2011-2015, scientific investigations in the Himalaya incorporated various geological and geophysical aspects of evolution of this mountain, including sub-surface configuration, structure and metamorphism of the Lesser Himalaya and Himalayan Metamorphic Belt, geochemistry, magmatism, stratigraphy and paleontology of the Paleo- Mesozoic Tethyan sedimentary cover, the Himalayan foreland basins, exhumation, paleoseismology and GPS measurements of convergence rates. Certain remote areas of western Arunachal Pradesh in Kameng were covered for their metamorphism and exhumation. Sm-Nd isochron plot of garnet crystals from the Lesser Himalayan Jutogh Group metamorphics provided a mean regression age of 479.7±8.5 Ma as the timing of its crystallization during an Early Ordovician tectonometamorphic event. High-resolution work on metamorphism of the Lesser and Higher Himalayan belts of Sikkim incorporating P-T-t paths and geochronology of the imbricate zones of the Main Central Thrust provided better insight into their evolution. © 2016 Printed in India.
Citation: Proceedings of the Indian National Science Academy, (2016), 581- 604
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Indian National Science Academy
Keywords: Exhumation
Geometry of Indian Plate
India-Asia Convergence
ISSN: 3700046
Author Scopus IDs: 57211729470
Author Affiliations: Jain, A.K., CSIR-Central Building Research Institute Roorkee, Roorkee, India
Dasgupta, S.S., Department of Geography, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India
Bhargava, O.N., 103 Sector 7, Panchkula, India
Israil, M., Department of Earth Sciences, IIT Roorkee, Roorkee, India
Jayangonda Perumal, R., Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehra Dun, India
Patel, R.C., Department of Geophysics, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, India
Mukul, M., Department of Earth Sciences, IIT Bombay, Powai, Mumbai, India
Parcha, S.K., Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehra Dun, India
Adlakha, V., Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehra Dun, India
Agarwal, K.K., Centre of Advanced Study in Geology, University of Lucknow, Lucknow, India
Singh, P., Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehra Dun, India
Bhattacharyya, K., Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata, India
Pant, N.C.
Banerjee, D.M., Department of Geology, University of Delhi, Delhi, India
Corresponding Author: Jain, A.K.; CSIR-Central Building Research Institute RoorkeeIndia; email:
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