Aerial view of the Eocene-Oligocene Indus Molasse Group
Indus Suture Zone, Ladakh, India. This sequence is interpreted as the
deposits of a paleo-Indus River and shows that the river started to
soon after initial collision and uplift of southern Tibet (Clift et
If the process of
marine sedimentation can be related to the modern mountains and
drainage system then there is hope
that ancient sediments can be used to reconstruct what the mountains
like in the geologic past.
The marine sedimentary record
can be used to reconstruct the erosion of the Himalayas and Tibet since
the start of India-Asia collision.