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The Himalaya ‘breathes,’ with mountains growing and shrinking in cycles

14/05/2021 04:27 PM | Click to read full article

In a new paper published in Nature Reviews, Dal Zilio- a geophysicist at the California Institute of Technology and his colleagues have stitched together results from more than 200 past studies of Himalayan geology to lay out the intricate mechanisms behind these geologic respirations—as well as the many challenges that remain.

The Himalaya’s lengthy expanse and geologic complexity make it a terrific natural laboratory, says study co-author Judith Hubbard, a structural geologist at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.