Tectonic models of the Tibetan plateau

C. McA Powell, P. J. Conaghan

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    Abstract

    Tectonic models proposed for the origin of the Tibetan plateau and surrounding regions all have some inadequacies, but models involving underthrusting continental lithosphere of India beneath the whole Tibetan plateau accord best with the geologic and geophysical constraints.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)727-731
    Number of pages5
    JournalGeology
    Volume3
    Issue number12
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1975

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