The Sulaiman foldbelt is an active and conspicuous tectonic
feature on the northwestern margin of the Indo-Pakistani plate.
Seismic reflection data have been combined with surface geological
mapping and drillhole data to interpret the structural style and
tectonic shortening of the eastern Sulaiman foldbelt and its adjacent
foredeep. The data...
The Salt Range and Potwar Plateau are part of the currently active
foreland fold-thrust belt of the Himalaya in Pakistan. Seismic reflection data have been combined with surface mapping, drillhole and
paleomagnetic information to construct balanced structural cross-sections of the current frontal thrust zone (Salt Range), and to estimate
The North Potwar Deformed Zone (NPDZ) is part of the active foreland fold-and-
thrust belt of the Salt Range and Potwar Plateau (SR/PP) in northern Pakistan.
About 500 km of seismic reflection profiles are integrated with surface geologic and
drilling data to examine the structure of the NPDZ, in general,...
At collisional mountain ranges the tectonic history of crustal shortening and
subsequent post-collisional erosion is preserved in the form of the presently observed
gravity anomalies. In this study, models of erosion and isostatic rebound at various stages
of collision illustrate the evolution of crustal structure, topography, and resulting gravity
The collision of the Indian subcontinent with Asia beginning 40 million years ago
produced the Himalayan orogenic belt, the largest continental collision belt active today. The foreland fold-and-thrust belt in northern Pakistan consists of the Salt Range-Potwar Plateau area. In this region the distance from the Main Boundary Thrust(MBT) to...
The significance of geology is commonly overlooked by the general public and underrepresented in free-choice learning environments including national parks that exhibit spectacular examples of geological features and processes. Parks are a major contributor to public learning, and a key way to teach how geology influences many aspects of our...
This thesis develops a manual for interpreters at six National Park Service areas established to preserve and interpret fossils of the Cenozoic Era: Fossil Butte National Monument (Wyoming), John Day Fossil Beds National Monument (Oregon), Badlands National Park (South Dakota), Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument (Colorado), Agate Fossil Beds National...
Gravity data along a N-S profile from Kohistan to the Punjab plain of Pakistan
have been incorporated into recent interpretation of the gross structure of the foreland
fold and thrust belt of the Himalaya. In northern Pakistan large deviations from Airy
Isostatic equilibrium are observed. An excess of mass characterizes...
Approximately 1600 km of seismic reflection profiles from the
eastern Salt Range and Potwar Plateau (SR/PP) of Pakistan are
integrated with available magnetostratigraphic, surface geologic and
well data, to categorize structural styles, determine the timing of
deformation and estimate the amount of telescoping of the
sedimentary cover. The eastern SR/PP...
The Salt Range and Potwar Plateau of northern Pakistan are part of
the thin-skinned, active thrust system related to the ongoing collision of
the Asian and Indian continental blocks. Platform rocks and orogenic
molasse of the Indo-Pakistani shield are deformed in south-verging thrusts
and folds, relative to a northward-converging basement....