Toward an Improved Understanding of Uplift Mechanisms and the Elevation History of the Tibetan Plateau
Timing and spatial patterns of basin segmentation and climate change in northeastern Tibet
Published:August 01, 2014
Brian G. Hough, Carmala N. Garzione, Zhicai Wang, Richard O. Lease, 2014. "Timing and spatial patterns of basin segmentation and climate change in northeastern Tibet", Toward an Improved Understanding of Uplift Mechanisms and the Elevation History of the Tibetan Plateau, Junsheng Nie, Brian K. Horton, Gregory D. Hoke
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Spatiotemporal patterns of Cenozoic deformation along the margins of the Tibetan Plateau can provide key evidence with which to investigate the mechanisms of continental deformation and plateau growth as well as their impact on regional climate. Along the northeastern margin of the Tibetan Plateau, Cenozoic deformation and regional aridification have been attributed to the upward and outward growth of the plateau. Analysis of stratigraphic and stable isotopic data shows that, in early to middle Miocene time, intracontinental mountain ranges subdivided a broad foreland basin, which developed on the northern margin of the Tibetan Plateau shortly after collision between India and...