Structure and evolution of the Eurasian plate

Project: Research project

Project Details

Description (abstract)

The project studies evolution of continental lithosphere and accretion of the Eurasian plate out of smaller pieces of continental lithosphere and island arcs. The Eurasian plate started to form 2 billion years ago at the Fennoscandian shield. The last additions were the Alps and Mediterranean island arcs. Seismic research is used to recognize old plate boundaries, sutures and extension basins and to study evolution of the lithosphere.
Effective start/end date01/01/2005 → …

Fields of Science

  • 119 Other natural sciences
  • 117 Geography, Environmental sciences