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Tectonics of Nanga Parbat Syntaxis & the Western Himalaya

Product Code: SP170
Series: GSL Special Publications - print copy
Author/Editor: Edited by: M. Asif Khan, Peter J. Treloar, Michael P. Searle and M. Qasim Jan
Publication Date: 23 May 2000
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The western syntaxis of the Himalaya is one of the most exciting frontiers for continental tectonic studies. The region around the mountain of Nanga Parbat has some of the highest peaks, deepest valleys and highest uplift, exhumation and erosion rates known on Earth. Surrounding regions include the Hindu Kush and Karakoram mountains (Asian plate), the Kohistan island arc and the Ladakh and Zanskar ranges of the western Himalaya (Indian plate). This volume includes 24 papers on all these regions as well as five new fold-out maps of the eastern Hindu Hush, the Spontang Ophiolite region of Ladakh, part of the west margin of the Indian Plate, the Indus syntaxis in Pakistan and the Bouguer gravity anomalies in Pakistan. Readership: Tectonic Geologists, Earth Scientists

Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN: 1-86239-061-4
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 978-1-86239-061-4
Publisher: GSL
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 492
Weight: 1.40 kg


Tectonics of the Nanga Parbat syntaxis and the western Himalaya: an introduction • The gravity field of the Karakoram Mountain Range and the surrounding areas • Mafic sheets from Indian plate gneisses in the Nanga Parbat syntaxis: their significance in dating crustal growth and metamorphic deformation events • Structural evolution of the western margin of the Nanga Parbat massif, Pakistan Himalaya: insights from the Raikhot-Liachar area • Tectonics of the SW margin of the Nanga Parbat massif • The evolution of the Main Mantle Thrust in the Western Syntaxis, Northern Pakistan • Geological structure of the southern part of the Nanga Parbat massif, Pakistan Himalaya, and its tectonic implications • Geochronological constraints on the evolution of the Nanga Parbat syntaxis, Pakistan Himalaya • Unroofing of the Nanga Parbat Himalaya • Remote sensing and geomorphometric assessment of topographic complexity and erosion dynamics in the Nanga Parbat massif • Tracing the origins of the western Himalaya: an isotopic comparison of the Nanga Parbat massif and Zanskar Himalaya • From buckling to asymmetric folding of the continental lithosphere: numerical modelling and application to the Himalayan syntaxes • Mantle exhumation along the Tirich Mir Fault Zone, NW Pakistan: pre-mid-Cretaceous accretion of the Karakoram terrane to the Asian margin • New field, structural and geochronological data from the Shyok and Nubra valleys, northern Ladakh: linking Kohistan to Tibet • Geological evolution of the Hindu Kush, NW Frontier Pakistan: active margin to continent-continent collision zone • Pre-collisional anastomosing shear zones in the Kohistan arc, NW Pakistan • Timing of magmatic and metamorphic events in the Jijal complex of the Kohistan are deduced from the Sm-Nd dating of mafic granulites • Isotopic constraints on the evolution of metamorphic conditions in the jijal-Patan complex and the Kamila Belt of the Kohistan arc, Pakistan Himalaya • Formation of melanges in the Indus Suture Zone, Ladakh Himalaya by successive subduction-related, collisional and post-collisional processes during Late Mesozoic-Late Tertiary time • The Main Mantle Thrust in Pakistan: its character and extent • Crustal shortening estimates across the north Indian continental margin, Ladakh, NW India • Glaucophane and barroisite eclogites from the Upper Kaghan nappe: implications for the metamorphic history of the NW Himalaya • Metamorphic evolution Ar-Ar chronology and tectonic model for the Neelum valley, Azad Kashmir, NE Pakistan • Exotic conglomerates of the Neogene Siwalik succession and their implications for the tectonic and topographic evolution of the Western Himalaya • Stratigraphic and tectonic evolution of the northwestern Indian plate and Kabul block • Index


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