February 7th - Unravelling the mysteries on the eastern Himalaya by Catherine Mottram, Department of Environment, Earth and Ecosystems, The Open University
The collision of India and Asia, which began around 50 Ma, resulted in the formation of some of the largest and most dramatic mountains in the world: the Himalayas. Geologists have long been drawn to the soaring heights of these mountains, in order to understand the processes of continental collision and mountain building. There are several structures in the Himalayas which have been fundamental in facilitating the deformation caused by the collision of the two continents. The Main Central Thrust (MCT) is one of these key tectonic structures which spans over 2500 km along the length of these majestic mountains.
This talk is preceded by the BATH G.S. A.G.M.
BRLSI, Queen Square, Bath at 7.00 p.m. Everyone is welcome - £4 for visitors - free refreshments.
Meet at 10.30 a.m. at Brown's Folly Car Park (G.R. ST 798663). Strong boots and waterproofs are required. Hard hats should be worn under or near exposures. Please bring one if you can; we do have some available.
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