Tectonics of Southern Mongolia, Dr. Lisa Lamb
Dr. Lamb has been working to unravel the complex geological history of
southern Mongolia. Centered in the middle of the Earth's youngest
continent, Asia, this region serves as a natural laboratory to test
models of continental growth and plate tectonics. Shut off from western
scientists for much of the twentieth century, Mongolia has become the
site of considerable research. Dr. Lamb has taken several UST students
into the southern Gobi desert to do basic geological field mapping,
stratigraphy, and geochronology, in an effort to begin to understand
the tectonics of this complex region.
Beka Poier, Dr. Badarch (Mongolian Academy of Sciences) and Dr. Lamb in the Gobi.