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Unraveling the heat budget of the Lepontine dome: interdisciplinary geological, petrological, thermodynamic and geochronological study of shear zones

Acronimo GELD

Abstract This proposal seeks funding for a PhD studentship to study the thermal budget of shear zones in the Lepontine Dome (Central Alps). The project aims to unravel a longstanding debate of nappe formation in the Central Alps and its relation to the heat budget of the Alpine orogen. This study deals with a geodynamic problem intrinsic of most orogens, it requires collaborations with the geodynamic group at University of Lausanne (UNIL) and the Jackson School of Geosciences (University of Texas) and it utilizes the detailed mapping and the regional studies made by SUPSI. This project arose from the interaction between SUPSI, UNIL and Federal office of topography and can be an example of efficient and synergetic collaboration between Swiss universities of applied sciences, Swiss universities and Federal institutions. The University of Lausanne takes the administrative role for the PhD defence.

Enti SUPSI coinvolti Settore geologia

Responsabili Filippo Schenker

Data di inizio progetto 1 marzo 2019

Data di chiusura progetto 31 dicembre 2023