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Monsoon control over erosion patterns in the Western Himalaya: possible feed-back into the tectonic evolution

Clift, Peter D.; Giosan, Liviu; Carter, Andrew; Garzanti, Eduardo; Galy, Valier; Tabrez, Ali; Pringle, Malcolm; Campbell, Ian; France-Lanord, Christian; Blusztajn, Jerzy; Allen, Charlotte M; Alizai, Anwar; Luckge, Andreas; Danish, Mohammed; Rabbani, M.M.


The Indus Delta is constructed of sediment eroded from the western Himalaya and since 20 ka has been subjected to strong variations in monsoon intensity. Provenance changes rapidly at 12-8 ka, although bulk and heavy mineral content remains relatively unchanged. Bulk sediment analyses shows more negative εNd and higher 87Sr/86Sr values, peaking around 8-9 ka. Apatite fission track ages and biotite Ar-Ar ages show younger grains ages at 8-9 ka compared to at the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM). At...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Geological Society of London Special Publication
DOI: 10.1144/SP342.12


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