Journal article

Birth of the East African Rift System: Nucleation of magmatism and strain in the Turkana Depression

Samuel C Boone, Barry P Kohn, Andrew JW Gleadow, Christopher K Morley, Christian Seiler, David A Foster

Geology | GEOLOGICAL SOC AMER, INC | Published : 2019


Awarded by Australian Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

This study was supported by an Australian Research Council grant (DP130101610). Additional infrastructure support for the University of Melbourne (Australia) Thermochronology Laboratory comes from the AuScope program of the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy. Fieldwork benefited from the hospitality of Richard Leakey, Meave Leakey, and the Turkana Basin Institute, and the assistance of Francis Ekai, Moses Loparakuo Lenina, and Syrina van der Kamp. Technical assistance was provided by Abaz Alimanovic for (U-Th-Sm)/He analyses and Graham Hutchinson for electron microprobe analyses. Informative discussions and suggestions were contributed by Mike Sandiford and Maxwell Lechte. We would also like to thank Peter van der Beek and two anonymous reviewers for their constructive reviews.