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Title: Evolution of the Himalaya
Authors: Jain A.K.
Ahmad T.
Singh, Sandeep
Ghosh S.K.
Patel R.C.
Kumar R.
Agarwal K.K.
Perumal J.
Islam R.
Bhargava O.N.
Published in: Proceedings of the Indian National Science Academy
Abstract: Two main geodynamic processes have controlled evolution of the Himalaya, Trans-Himalayan and Karakoram terrains due to underthrusting of the Indian Plate beneath the Asian Plate: (i) accretion and subduction in the Trans-Himalayan and Karakoram Mountains along the Shyok Suture Zone (SSZ) and Indus Tsangpo Suture Zones (ITSZ), and (ii) continental collision in the Himalaya. The Shyok (SSZ) and Indus Tsangpo Suture Zones (ITSZ) mark the junction of these plates in the north and south, respectively (Ahmad et al., 2008; Jain and Singh, 2009). During the Himalayan collision tectonics, the Main Central Thrust (MCT) brought the remobilized continental crust of the Indian Plate - the Himalayan Metamorphic Belt (HMB), over the Proterozoic-Palaeozoic Lesser Himalayan sedimentary belt, which in turn, overrode the Cenozoic Sub-Himalayan belt along the Main Boundary Thrust (MBT). Subsequently, the Himalayan Frontal Thrust (HFT) carried the Sub-Himalayan foreland basin over the Indo-Gangetic Plains and links the seismicity with the overall Himalayan tectonics. © Printed in India.
Citation: Proceedings of the Indian National Science Academy (2012), 78(3): 259-275
URI: http://repository.iitr.ac.in/handle/123456789/6292
Issue Date: 2012
Keywords: Himalayan geodynamics
Proterozoic-Cenozoic tectonics and evolution
Suture zones
ISSN: 3700046
Author Scopus IDs: 57211729470
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Author Affiliations: Jain, A.K., Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehra Dun, India
Ahmad, T., Department of Geology, University of Delhi, Delhi, India
Singh, S., Department of Earth Science, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India
Ghosh, S.K., Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehra Dun, India
Patel, R.C., Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, India
Kumar, R., Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehra Dun, India
Agarwal, K.K., Department of Geology, Lucknow University, Lucknow, India
Perumal, J., Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehra Dun, India
Islam, R., Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehra Dun, India
Bhargava, O.N.
Corresponding Author: Jain, A.K.; Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehra Dun, India; email: himalfes@gmail.com
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