Articles | Volume 9, issue 3
Solid Earth, 9, 599–627, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-9-599-2018
Solid Earth, 9, 599–627, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-9-599-2018

Research article 08 May 2018

Research article | 08 May 2018

Testing the effects of topography, geometry, and kinematics on modeled thermochronometer cooling ages in the eastern Bhutan Himalaya

Michelle E. Gilmore et al.

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We examine the Himalayan Mountains of Bhutan by integrating balanced geologic cross sections with cooling ages from a suite of mineral systems. Interpretations of cooling ages are intrinsically linked to both the motion along faults as well as the location and magnitude of erosion. In this study, we use flexural and thermal kinematic models to understand the sensitivity of predicted cooling ages to changes in fault kinematics, geometry, and topography.