'Greater India' controversy: Case closed?

Ali, Jason R. and Aitchison, Jonathan C. (2007) 'Greater India' controversy: Case closed?. Current Science, 92 6: 739-742.

Author Ali, Jason R.
Aitchison, Jonathan C.
Title 'Greater India' controversy: Case closed?
Journal name Current Science   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0011-3891
Publication date 2007-03-25
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 92
Issue 6
Start page 739
End page 742
Total pages 4
Place of publication Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
Publisher Scientific Publishers
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Despite eighty years of debate, there has been little consensus on 'Greater India's' shape and size prior to its collision with Asia. Indeed the last decade has seen models with S-N extensions ranging between 100 and 2800 km. We argue that the southeast Indian Ocean, where the continent lay when it formed part of Gondwana, is fundamental for constraining Greater India proposals. Using the Wallaby-Zenith Fracture Zone as a guide, we show that extensions north of cratonic India ranged from ∼950 km in the centre to ∼500 and ∼600 km respectively, at the Eastern and Western Syntaxes. The proposal is in agreement with recent seismic modelling of Indian continental lithosphere beneath Tibet.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management Publications
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