Tectonic Reconstruction of the Evolution of the Alpine-Himalayan Orogenic Chain

  • Lister, Gordon (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Harrison, Timothy (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Appelbe, William (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Hall, Robert (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Sutherland, Mark (Partner Investigator (PI))

    Project: Research

    Project Details

    Project Description

    This project will construct a computationally explicit model of movements in the solid Earth for the past 150 million years, to study the Earth as a complex system during the collision that produced the Alpine-Himalayan mountain belt. This is the youngest collisional mountain belt on Earth, and at times it stretched from Spain to New Zealand. Earth Scientists want to understand the processes that took place to make it, in particular the role of ribbon continents. As a result of this work ordinary Australians will be able to better perceive theirinteractions with their nearest neighbours.
    StatusActive
    Effective start/end date1/01/03 → …

    Funding

    • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD713,099.00
    • Australian Research Council (ARC)
    • Monash University