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Geomorphological Record of the Quaternary Orogeny in the Himalaya and the Karakoram

Series: Developments in Earth Surface Processes Volume: 3

By: J Kalvoda

Elsevier

Hardback | Dec 1992 | #21630 | ISBN: 0444986766
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About this book

Research into the development of mountain reliefs in the Asian regions with evidence of active orogeny aims to gain knowledge of the geodynamically critical zones of the Earth's lithosphere as well as the physical properties and behaviour of near-surface parts of rock massifs. This present investigation in the Himalaya and Karakoram consists of the identification of the geomorphological record of the Late Cenozoic orogenic processes and the expression of their principles. Detailed regional geomorphological and Quaternary geological studies of selected areas as well as a general synthesis are provided. Coloured photographs are included. This book is suitable for specialists in the fields of geomorphology, physical geology, glaciology, geodynamics, geology, geophysics and readers interested in the High Asian mountain ranges.


Contents

Preface. 1. Definition of the Topic: a Study of the Morphogenesis of the Himalaya and the Karakoram. The challenge of searching for landform development as the geomorphological record of orogeny. Orography related to geological structure and morphoclimatic processes. 2. The Geomorphology of the Himalaya in the Chomolongma and Makalu Massifs - Sapt Kosi Lowland Sector. Morphostructural features and morphoclimatic zones. Landforms. The Khumbu Himal. The Barun region. The Arun valley. The relative chronology of relief development. Pre-Quaternary paleogeographic events. Landform development during the Quaternary. 3. The Geomorphology of the Karakoram in the Trivor and Lupar Shar Massifs - Hunza Valley Sector. Morphostructural features and morphoclimatic zones. Landforms. The Gharesa region. The western Hispar Mustagh. The Hunza valley. The relative chronology of relief development. Pre-Quaternary paleogeographic events. Landforms development during the Quaternary. 4. Relief Building During the Course of the Collision Orogeny. The dynamics of formation of landform patterns. Morphogenesis of the Himalaya and the Karakoram during the Quaternary. References. Tables. Explanation of figures. Explanation of plates. Figures ( pen-and-ink drawings, photos ). Plates ( slides ). Geographical index.

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