(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Neotectonic and climatic impressions in the zone of Trans Himadri Fault (THF), Kumaun Tethys Himalaya, India : A case study from palaeolake deposits

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

KOTLIA B.S. (1) ; JOSHI L.M. (1) ;
(1) Centre of Advanced Study in Geology, Kumaun Univ., Nainital, INDE


Late Quaternary tectonic activity on a NW-SE trending fault within the Trans Himadri Fault (THF) zone in lower reaches of the Milam glacier (Indian Tethys Himalaya) resulted in development of a lake around 23 ka BP. The remnants of the ancient lake are preserved in form of a thick lacustrine profile, consisting of muds and sands. The palaeolake seems to have breached around 11 ka BP possibly due to revival of a further event of neotectonic activity. The geomorphic consequences of the tectonic movements in the fault zone are manifest in form of palaeo-landslide cones, unpaired terraces, fault facets, soaring waterfalls, deep gorges and slope failures etc. The soft sedimentary structures, e.g., micro-faulting and flame structures in the exposed profile also point to a possible reactivation of the THF in the Late Pleistocene. The AA. present the first palynological results and the climatic conditions that this area experienced


Article of periodic

published at : Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie / ISSN 0372-8854 / CODEN ZGMPAG

Editor : Gebruder Borntraeger, Stuttgart - ALLEMAGNE (1925)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 57, no3 [pp. 289-303]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.

Collation : 4 fig., 1 tabl.




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