Structure Tectonics

Description

The Structure Tectonics Team at ANU engages in research related to the discipline of Structural Geology and Tectonics. Some of us engage in research that attempts to link what we see in the field (with projects in the Alps, the Aegean, the Himalaya and in Indonesia), with what we see in thin section, dating timing of processes such as shear zone movement or episodes of mineral growth or recrystallization using 40Ar/39Ar geochronology in order to link to large-scale processes. Others of us build models of regions using geophysical datasets (e.g., 4D SE Asia), seismotectonics (e.g., using eQuakes) so we can link what is happening now into deeper time, and 4D tectonic reconstruction (using Pplates) in order to develop kinematic models that help us unravel the complexity of the geological process and how these processes link to the interaction of the subducting slabs.

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