Timing and mechanism of the rise of the Shillong Plateau in the Himalayan foreland.

Govin, Gwladys and Najman, Yanina Manya Rachel and Copley, Alex and Millar, Ian and Van der Beek, Peter and Huyghe, Pascale and Grujic, Djordje and Davenport, Jesse (2018) Timing and mechanism of the rise of the Shillong Plateau in the Himalayan foreland. Geology, 46 (3). pp. 279-282. ISSN 0091-7613

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Abstract

The Shillong Plateau (northeastern India) constitutes the only significant topography in the Himalayan foreland. Knowledge of its surface uplift history is key to understanding topographic development and unraveling tectonic–climate–topographic coupling in the eastern Himalaya. We use the sedimentary record of the Himalayan foreland basin north of the Shillong Plateau to show that the paleo-Brahmaputra river was redirected north and west by the rising plateau at 5.2–4.9 Ma. We suggest that onset of plateau uplift is a result of increased fault-slip rates in response to stresses caused by the Indian lithosphere bending beneath the Himalaya.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Geology
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1900/1907
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Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre
ID Code: 90132
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 02 Feb 2018 09:54
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2020 03:50
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/90132

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