India-Asia Continental Collision, animations



This movie is dedicated to Peter Molnar to honor his lifelong research on this spectacular continental collision, on the occasion of his 60th Birthday Symposium, Colorado, 2004. (The movie was finally completed in 2007.)

Shows a cut-globe view of the continental collision between India and Eurasia from 60 million years ago to present. Many details are drawn reflecting ideas current in about 2006, and are subject to change as research continues.

Twelve-second and four-second versions are offered. Both are included in the download package. The former allows contemplation of many details of the collision process. The latter, speeded up version brings out the drama of this, our planet's most colossal, on-going collision.


download India-Asia Continental Collision movies (14 MB)

To view this movie, click on the images.

Created by Tanya Atwater with extensive reviews and edits by Peter Molnar. Made using Photoshop and Morph, with original continental outlines on the globe from http://www.odsn.de/odsn/services/paleomap/


Comments on this and all of the materials offered on this site are welcomed: atwater@geol.ucsb.edu