Supports integrative field, laboratory, computational and theoretical research to understand the deformation of the terrestrial continental lithosphere.
The Tectonics Program supports a broad range of field, laboratory, computational, and theoretical investigations aimed at understanding the deformation of the terrestrial continental lithosphere (i.e. above the lithosphere-asthenosphere boundary). The Program focuses on deformation processes and their tectonic drivers that operate at any depth within the continental lithosphere, on time-scales of decades/centuries (e.g. active tectonics) and longer, and at micro- to plate boundary/orogenic belt length-scales.
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Stephen S. HarlanProgram Director
Audrey HuertaProgram Director