Tibet

Shimmering geothermal spring in Tibet.
Shimmering geothermal spring in Tibet.

Our goal in this project is to better understand the continental collision of India with Asia. At present, seismological results do not provide unambiguous interpretation of the nature of the suture or the fragmentation of the plates. Our project samples springs (both geothermal and mesothermal) across the Tibetan Plateau and analyze the fluids and gases using geochemical tracers to identify the suture and other lithospheric/mantle features.