Geoscience’s Lewis Gives Invited Talk at Japan Geosciences Union Meeting

Posted on 6/2/2016 1:54:44 PM

On 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.

His talk 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 Connecticut.

The abstract can be downloaded from the meeting website under session S-IT11, Oral presentations in English.

Department of Geoscience