The strength of the lithosphere from geodetic to geologic time-scales
The overarching goal of our studies is to characterise the strength of the lithosphere from geodetic to geologic time-scales and its implications for landscape evolution and mantle dynamics. The strength of the lithosphere allows for the support of high topography in the Tibetan Plateau, controls the formation of rift basin stratigraphic architecture, and modulates the effect of dynamic topography in South East Asia. This year we have quantified how inelastic deformation inflicts stress on Earth, opening a door to understanding the formation of rifted margins like the South China Sea.
- Earth Observatory of Singapore