May 24, 2016, Jon Lewis presented his talk titled “The influence of upper plate tectonic inheritance
in the southern Taiwan arc-continent collision” in a session focusing on the
geodynamic evolution of northeast Asia and the western Pacific at the Japan Geosciences Union (JpGU) Meeting in Tokyo.
The theme session was jointly sponsored by the JpGU and the American
Geophysical Union (AGU). Lewis argued that active tectonic deformation in Taiwan, one
of the fastest uplifting landscapes on Earth, is partly controlled by the
pre-collision history of the eastern margin of the Philippine Sea plate. The
work sets the stage for further work aimed at establishing the mechanism for
exhumation of the core of the eastern Central Range of Taiwan.
included contributions from current and former students, including Allison
Berry, Charles Cavallotti and Dan O’Hara, as well as collaborators at Academia
Sinica and National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan, and the University of
The abstract can be downloaded from the meeting
website under session S-IT11, Oral presentations in English.
Department of Geoscience