Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Advances in Plate Tectonics

Gaurav Chauhan

Krantiguru Shyamji Krishna Verma Kachchh University

An active researcher in the field of structures and tectonics working mainly in the Kachchh Rift Basin, South Asia. He has published several research papers in international journals and received several recognitions and awards for his scientific work.


Subhash Bhandari

Krantiguru Shyamji Krishna Verma Kachchh University

M. G. Thakkar

Krantiguru Shyamji Krishna Verma Kachchh University


Rift Basins Plate Boundaries Structures and Tectonics Seismic Activities Magmatism Active Tectonics Geochemistry Geochronology Cratons Orogenic Belts Siesmotectonics Geophysics Rheology Geodesy RS GIS Application

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Plate tectonics associated with subsurface and surficial processes defines the restless and dynamic nature of our planet Earth. The evolution of the Earth throughout geological time can be understood by exploring the terrain and imaging sub-surface data set through implementing multidisciplinary scientific approaches. Earlier researchers have made several efforts to understand the internal and crustal geodynamics of the planet. However, due to limitations in modern technology and associated understanding, several concepts of plate tectonics are still in heated debate. In the last couple of decades, notable improvements have been made in the field of instrumentation, such as Geophysical investigation, Geodesy, Seismology, Geochemistry and Geochronology, which ultimately helped earth scientists explore the unravelling ambiguities of the planet. Therefore, there is a solid need to gather updated scientific information related to advancement in the field of plate tectonics. Thus, the present volume is proposed to invite the key chapters from researchers throughout the globe to contribute their findings and advanced research propositions. The book will undoubtedly focus on the better understanding of debated topics related to plate tectonics and will also pave opportunities for future earth scientists to explore the elements of the restless planet Earth.

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Gaurav Chauhan

Krantiguru Shyamji Krishna Verma Kachchh University

Dr. Gaurav D. Chauhan is presently working as an assistant professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Science, KSKV Kachchh University. He was the first recipient of INSPIRE fellowship in the University during his master's program. He is specialized in structural geology and neotectonics. He has published several research papers in national and international journals. He received Prof. M. P. Patel best thesis award in Geology in XXXII Gujarat Science Congress- 2018. He also received the best poster award at a national conference in Lucknow and has presented his work at several national and international conferences in India and abroad. Dr. Chauhan is also actively working on Geopark and conservation of Geo-heritage of Kachchh basin. He has also worked extensively in various terrains of India especially in Ladakh and Zanskar Himalaya and is instrumental in assisting and collaborating with most geologists working in Kachchh. He also has experience in mining and drilling for about a year. He has also worked at the Institute of Seismological Research, Gandhinagar as a Senior Geologist in the Mineral Exploration project in Gujarat - Rajasthan Boundary region. He has also been teaching at B.E. Civil programs in engineering College- Bhuj as visiting faculty.

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