The crustal strength project was funded by a National Science Foundation grant awarded to John Platt in June, 2008.  It aims to develop naturally constrained profiles of the strength of the lower continental crust near the brittle-ductile transition using paleopiezometry, geothermobarometry, thermochronology, and numerical modeling to understand the stress-temperature-depth evolution of exhumed mid-crustal rocks.

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Crustal Strength Project

Please feel free to contact John Platt ( or Whitney Behr ( if you have questions about this project