Advanced multi-method detrital chronology, applied to major intramontane and foreland basins of Central Asia: insights in the sediment provenance and tectonic reconstruction

01 October 2012 → 14 March 2013
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Theory and methodology of archaeology
  • Natural sciences
    • Geology
    • Geophysics
Central Asian Orogenic Belt Thermochronology tectonics detrital sediments
Project description

Detrital sediments are the erosion products of crystalline bedrock and hold vital information on the tectonic evolution of mountainous belts. This project focusses on the Central Asian Orogenic Belt. Detrital single-grain thermo-tectonic histories will be derived and linked to the formation, reactivation and exhumation of the sediment sources and to the sedimentation and burial processes that controlled the sediment deposition.