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Geodynamics and Basin Studies

GOWACO

GOndWAna COrrelations with special emphasis to the East African-Antarctic Orogen in Mozambique and Antarctica

Project coordinator: Prof. Joachim Jacobs, Dr. Robert J. Thomas

Project partners: British Geological Survey; Mozambique Geological Survey; Norwegian Geological Survey

Funding: British Geological Survey

Principal investigator: Prof. Joachim Jacobs, Dr. Robert J. Thomas

People involved at UiB: Prof. Joachim Jacobs, Dr. Benjamin Emmel

Project period:

2007-01-01 to 2008-12-31

In this project we try to unravel the complex tectono-metamorphic evolution of the East African-Antarctic Orogen in Mozambique and Antarctica. This project represents an extension of the project DELAM in which we try to unravel especially the complex exhumation history of the southern part of the East African-Antarctic Orogen, that is characterised by orogenic collapse, lateral extrusion and large volumes of granite intrusions. With a variety of geochronological, thermochronological and petrological methods we are trying to investigate whether this part of the East African-Antarctic Orogen represents part of a delaminated orogenic root.