Understanding and study perspectives on tectonic evolution and crustal structure of the Paleozoic Chinese Tianshan

Qingchen Wang, Liangshu Shu, Jacques Charvet, Michel Faure, Huadong Ma, Boris Natal'in, Jun Gao, Alfred Kroner, Wenjiao Xiao, Jinyi Li, Brian Windley, Yan Chen, Richard Glen, Ping Jian, W. Zhang, Reimar Seltmann, Simon Wilde, Flavien Choulet, Bo Wan, Cameron QuinnYamirka Rojas-Agramonte, Qinghua Shang, Wei Zhang, Bo Wang, Wei Lin*, Hans Peter Plag

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Abstract

The Chinese Tianshan Belt is one of the key regions for the understanding of tectonics of the Central Asian Orogenic Belt (CAOB). An international field excursion and workshop were organized to conduct a common observation and discussion on the tectonic evolution of the Chinese Tianshan. This report summarizes the main achievements, including acknowledged geological features, controversial and remaining scientific problems, and discussion of a tentative geodynamic model. Thus, it is helpful to clarify what has been done in the past, what should be improved and what needs to be done in the future and therefore to better understand the tectonics of the Chinese Tianshan Belt and the CAOB as well.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)242-266
Number of pages25
JournalEpisodes
Volume33
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

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