The Tectonics Program supports a broad range of field, laboratory, computational, and theoretical investigations aimed at understanding the deformation of the terrestrial continental lithosphere (i.e.
above the lithosphere-asthenosphere boundary).
The Program focuses on deformation processes
and their tectonic drivers that operate at any depth within the continental lithosphere, on time-scales of decades/centuries (e.g.
active tectonics) and longer, and at micro- to plate boundary/orogenic belt length-scales.