Investigations Into the Tectonics of the Tibetan Plateau

Investigations Into the Tectonics of the Tibetan Plateau

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qThis volume includes a variety of papers on the tectonics of the Tibetan Plateau and the Iranian Plateau that were presented at the first joint meeting between the Geological Society of America and the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Each paper deals with a different aspect of the geology and/or the geophysics of the tectonic evolution of the plateau. Although most of the papers discuss areas in the northeastern part of the plateau, one concentrates on the complexity of the Cenozoic shear zones in Yunnan and one focuses on the late Cenozoic extensional tectonism along the western margin of the Iranian Plateau. Several papers discuss aspects of Tibetan tectonics not covered in any other papers and arrive at unique interpretations.q--Publisher's website.P.-Zh. Zhang Weijun Gan State Key Laboratory of Earthquake Dynamics, Institute of Geology, China Seismological Bureau, ... of rigid plate rotation is applicable to a continental lithosphere that possesses a long history of geological evolution. ... basis of 1350 global positioning system (GPS) measurements in combination with active faults and seismic activity studies. ... For example, the Tarim Basin, the Ordos, and South China behave as coherent blocks similar to oceanic rigid blocksanbsp;...

Title:Investigations Into the Tectonics of the Tibetan Plateau
Author:B. C. Burchfiel, Erchie Wang
Publisher:Geological Society of America - 2008


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