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Project: A study of the apatite-fission-track thermochronology and its relation to the uplift and denudation history of the Central Asian mountain belts (Tien-Shan, Altai, Sayan, Transbaikal).

01-OCT-98 – 30-SEP-02

Study of the tectonic and orographic evolution of Central-Asian mountain belts (Tien-Shan, Altai, Sayan, Transbaikal) using apatite-fission-track (AFT) analysis. This temperature-sensitive datingmethd is based on crystal lattice damage due to 238U-fission, and enables to construct thermochronological models for orogenic regions. Of specific importance are the uplift and denudation processes which are mainly Cenozoic in the area of interest.