The TAIGER (Taiwan Integrated GEodynamic Research) project


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The TAIGER (Taiwan Integrated GEodynamic Research) project is a large Taiwan-US cooperative research project participated also by scientists from France, Japan and Philippine. This project uses seismic techniques to image the crustal and upper mantle structures of the Taiwan mountain belt and its surrounding seas for the purposes of understanding the mountain building processes, plate boundary dynamics, seismogenic mechanisms and marine geohazards.

The map shows marine TAIGER survey tracks, and the seismic profile below presents a crustal transect from west to east across the incipient arc-continent collision zone offshore southern Taiwan. This profile extends further east across the Guagua Ridge to the Western Philippine Basin.