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Active tectonics and erosional unloading at the eastern margin of the Tibetan Plateau
Alexander L. Densmore; Li Yong; Michael A. Ellis; Zhou Rongjun
Corresponding AuthorAlexander LD
2005-06
Source PublicationJOURNAL OF MOUNTAIN SCIENCE
ISSN1672-6316
Volume2Issue:2Pages:146–154
AbstractThe eastern margin of the Tibetan Plateau is marked by an extremely steep mountain front with relief of over 5 km. This topography, coupled with abundant Mesozoic thrusts within the margin, explains why tectonic maps of the India-Asia collision typically show the eastern margin as a major thrust zone. Actually, it does not like that. Field observations suggest that the margin is better characterized as a zone of NNE-directed dextral shear with extensive strike-slip faulting and secondary thrusting. The high relief and steep gradients are partially explained by erosional unloading of an elastic lithosphere; the pre-erosion inherited topography may be the inherited Mesozoic thrust belt landscape modified by a component of Cenozoic tectonic shortening.
KeywordTibetan Plateau Tectonic Erosional Unloading Faulting
Language英语
Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.imde.ac.cn/handle/131551/6144
CollectionJournal of Mountain Science_Journal of Mountain Science-2005_Vol2 No.2
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Alexander L. Densmore,Li Yong,Michael A. Ellis,et al. Active tectonics and erosional unloading at the eastern margin of the Tibetan Plateau[J]. JOURNAL OF MOUNTAIN SCIENCE,2005,2(2):146–154.
APA Alexander L. Densmore,Li Yong,Michael A. Ellis,&Zhou Rongjun.(2005).Active tectonics and erosional unloading at the eastern margin of the Tibetan Plateau.JOURNAL OF MOUNTAIN SCIENCE,2(2),146–154.
MLA Alexander L. Densmore,et al."Active tectonics and erosional unloading at the eastern margin of the Tibetan Plateau".JOURNAL OF MOUNTAIN SCIENCE 2.2(2005):146–154.
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