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Tectonic evolution of the central Annapurna Range, Nepalese Himalayas
The metamorphic core of the Himalayan orogen, or Greater Himalayan sequence, is a northward tapering prism bound at the bottom by a N dipping family of thrust faults (the Main Central thrust system)Expand
Strain, deformation temperatures and vorticity of flow at the top of the Greater Himalayan Slab, Everest Massif, Tibet
This paper presents quantitative data on strain, deformation temperatures and vorticity of flow at the top of the Greater Himalayan Slab. The data were collected from the Tibetan side of the EverestExpand
The structural geometry, metamorphic and magmatic evolution of the Everest massif, High Himalaya of Nepal–South Tibet
This paper presents a new geological map together with cross-sections and lateral sections of the Everest massif. We combine field relations, structural geology, petrology, thermobarometry andExpand
Channel flow, ductile extrusion and exhumation in continental collision zones: an introduction
Abstract The channel flow model aims to explain features common to metamorphic hinterlands of some collisional orogens, notably along the Himalaya-Tibet system. Channel flow describes a protractedExpand
Tectonic setting, origin, and obduction of the Oman ophiolite
The Semail ophiolite in the Oman Mountains is the world9s largest and best preserved thrust sheet of oceanic crust and upper mantle (>10 000 km 2 , ∼550 km long, ∼150 km wide); it was emplaced ontoExpand
The South Tibetan Detachment and the Manaslu Leucogranite: A Structural Reinterpretation and Restoration of the Annapurna‐Manaslu Himalaya, Nepal
The South Tibetan Detachment (STD) System comprises both ductile shear zones and brittle low‐angle extensional faults bounding the upper (northern) margin of the high‐grade metamorphic and anatecticExpand
The closing of Tethys and the tectonics of the Himalaya
Recent geological and geophysical data from southern Tibet allow refinement of models for the closing of southern (Neo-) Tethys and formation of the Himalaya. Shelf sediments of the Indian passiveExpand
Dating the geologic history of Oman’s Semail ophiolite: insights from U-Pb geochronology
Eclogites from the deepest structural levels beneath the Semail ophiolite, Oman, record the subduction and later exhumation of the Arabian continental margin. Published ages for this high pressureExpand
The Oman ophiolite as a Cretaceous arc-basin complex: evidence and implications
Geological and geochemical evidence suggest that the Oman ophiolite is a fragment of a submarine arc-basin complex formed above a short-lived subduction zone in the mid-Cretaceous. Detailed studiesExpand
Two episodes of monazite crystallization during metamorphism and crustal melting in the Everest region of the Nepalese Himalaya
New monazite U-Pb geochronological data from the Everest region suggest that ∼20–25 m.y. elapsed between the initial India-Asia collision and kyanite-sillimanite–grade metamorphism. Our resultsExpand