Project Overview

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.

Funding Sources

  • Earth Observatory of Singapore

Project Years

2017, 2018

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The Team

Adam SWITZER

Adam SWITZER

Principal Investigator

Kerry SIEH

Kerry SIEH

Founding Director Emeritus, EOS

WEI Shengji

WEI Shengji

Principal Investigator

PENG Dongju

PENG Dongju

Senior Research Fellow

Emma HILL

Emma HILL

Principal Investigator

FENG Lujia

FENG Lujia

Principal Research Fellow

Collaborators

Collaborator(s):

Jeannette Wang, Asian School of the Environment, Nanyang Technological University

Justin Dauwels and Hang YuSchool of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University

Tony Watts and Elisabeth Muller, University of OXford

Nick Drake, King's College, University of London

Michelle Parks, Nordic Volcanological Center

Charlie Bristow, Birkbeck College, University of London

Frederik Simons, Princeton University

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