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ROLE OF LITHOSPHERIC STRENGTH HETEROGENEITIES IN THE TECTONICS OF TIBET AND NEIGHBORING REGIONS

Abstract:

Unlike rigid oceanic plates, continents show diffuse deformation, for example the Tibetan plateau that has accommodated much of the convergence of India with Asia. We interpret the Tertiary deformation of Asia as the three-dimensional strain of a non-linear, viscous continental lithosphere. Lateral strength contrasts modify this deformation; stress concentration around the relatively strong Tarim basin gives rise to local crustal thickening in the Tien Shan to the north and to strike slip in ...

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10.1038/315297a0

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Journal:
NATURE
Volume:
315
Issue:
6017
Pages:
297-301
Publication date:
1985-01-01
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ISSN:
0028-0836
Source identifiers:
177722
Language:
English
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pubs:177722
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uuid:adaa9003-571e-42e0-81c2-74abea822df0
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pubs:177722
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2012-12-19

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