Evolution metamorphique du dome de Kangmar (Sud-Est-Xizang, Tibet): Implications pour les zones internes himalayennes

Translated title of the contribution: Metamorphic evolution of the Kangmar dome (SE-Xizang, Tibet): Implications for the internal Himalayan zones

Stéphane Guillot, Stéphane Pochat, Nathalie Zakarian, K. V. Hodges

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The thermobarometric study of metapelites from the Kangmar dome confirms the absence of high pressure metamorphism in the eastern part of the Himalayan belt, contrasting with the western Himalayan evolution. The shape of the P-T path and the geochronological data suggest a later evolution of the Kangmar dome (between 30 and 20 Ma), compared with the earlier evolution of the western Himalayan zone (between 55 and 45 Ma). Such a contrasted geochronological and metamorphic evolution from west to east is related to a lateral variation of the dip of the continental subduction plane and to a later India-Asia collision in the eastern part.

Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)577-582
Number of pages6
JournalComptes Rendus de l'Academie de Sciences - Serie IIa: Sciences de la Terre et des Planetes
Issue number9
StatePublished - Nov 1998
Externally publishedYes



  • Continental collision
  • Himalaya
  • Metamorphism
  • P-T path
  • Thermobarometry
  • Tibet

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Ocean Engineering

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