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Title: Exhumation Depths of the Lower Crustal Domes of the Pamir As this talk began, I was interested from the start. She began her presentation talking about work she is doing in central Asia, in the Pamir Plateau, looking at exhumation rates within the lower crustal zones. She introduced the major question she is trying to answer and what this research is mainly about as well as introduce the geologic setting of that region. Her research is part of a larger study to determine the mechanics of plateau formation—how the crust grows. Understanding the way plateaus are formed are still puzzling geologists today. The hope is to take what was learned from the Pamir and apply it to other plateaus across the globe. Two main hypotheses are used to explain the geologic occurrences of the Pamir plateau. The first is the “brittle” model in which the crust thickens and grows along structures within/along the plateau itself. The other hypothesis would be a “ductile” model in which the crust thickens and grows due to long distance flow of the material. One set of data combined with geochronology is used to determine which hypothesis
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