Project

Tectonic evolution of the Andaman margin: chronology of the India-Eurasia collision, subduction of the Indian Ocean and back-arc spreading in the Andaman Sea.

Duration
01 January 2011 → 31 December 2013
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Geology
    • Geophysics
Keywords
geochronology tectonics Andaman
 
Project description

This project evaluates tectonic events at the Andaman margin of the Indian plate by using several radiometric dating methods in a multi-method strategy, yielding an array of ages each pinpointing main stages in Andaman evolution. In this way, India-Eurasia convergence that shapes tectonic morphology of the plate margins, results in changing geodynamic settings and creates tectonic hazards will be reconstructed.