Geodynamics and continental extension in the East African Rift System - origin and evolution of the Turkana Depression in northern Kenya

Grant number: DP130101610 | Funding period: 2013 - 2017

Completed

Abstract

The Lake Turkana region in northern Kenya, famous for its fossil evidence of human origins, occupies a critical position within the Great Rift Valley of East Africa. This project seeks to explain how this complex region evolved and also the dynamic earth processes responsible for its formation between two great uplifted domes in Ethiopia and Kenya.