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Dr. WEBB, Alex

Dr. WEBB, Alex

Associate Professor, Department of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Science, HKU

  • 2859 2831
  • Room 405, James Lee Science Building, The University of Hong Kong

Teaching areas

  • Geological field mapping
  • Tectonic evolution and deformation of planetary lithospheres
  • Scientific communication


Research Interest

  • Tectonic processes and interactions with other planetary systems
  • Himalayan / east Asian tectonics
  • Early terrestrial planet lithosphere development
  • Salt tectonics and surface processes



  • Webb, A.A.G., Guo, H., Clift, P.D., Husson, L., Müller, T., Costantino, D., Yin, A., Xu, Z., Cao, H., Wang, Q., 2017, The Himalaya in 3D: slab dynamics controlled mountain building and monsoon intensification. Lithosphere, v. 9, p. 637-651. 
  • Moore, W.B., Simon, J.I., Webb, A.A.G., 2017, Heat-pipe Planets. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 474, p. 13-19.
  • Colón, C., Webb, A.A.G., Lasserre, C., Doin, M.-P., Renard, F., Lohman, R., Li, J.-H., 2016, The variety of subaerial active salt deformations in the Kuqa fold-thrust belt (China) constrained by InSAR. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 450, p. 83-95.
  • He, D., Webb, A.A.G., Larson, K.P., Martin, A.J., Schmitt, A.K., 2015, Extrusion vs. duplexing models of Himalayan mountain building 3: Duplexing dominates from Oligocene to present. International Geology Review, v. 57, p. 1-27.
  • Moore, W.B., Webb, A.A.G., 2013, Heat-pipe Earth. Nature, v. 501, p. 501-505.