Lacustrine Sedimentation in a Semiarid Alpine Setting : An Example from Ladakh , Northwestern Himalaya

The Lamayuru lacustrine strata in Ladakh typify many of the carbonate-rich Pleistocene alpine lakes found in the semiarid environment of the northern Himalaya. Created by a 200-m-thick landslide, the lake was in existence by at least 35,000 yr ago, and may have persisted until 500-1000 yr ago. Represented in the center by thin turbidites and laminated muds… CONTINUE READING