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Growth and Collapse of the Tibetan Plateau

Product Code: SP353
Series: GSL Special Publications - print copy
Author/Editor: Edited by R Gloaguen and L Ratschbacher
Publication Date: 23 March 2011
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Despite agreement on first-order features and mechanisms, critical aspects of the origin and evolution of the Tibetan Plateau, such as the exact timing and nature of collision, the initiation of plateau uplift, and the evolution of its height and width, are disputed, untested or unknown. This book gathers papers dealing with the growth and collapse of the Tibetan Plateau. The timing, the underlying mechanisms, their interactions and the induced surface shaping, contributing to the Tibetan Plateau evolution are tightly linked via coupled and feedback processes. We therefore present cross-disciplinary contributions which allow insight into the complex interactions between lithospheric dynamics, topography building, erosion, hydrological processes and atmospheric coupling. The book is structured in four parts: early processes in the plateau formation; recent growth of the Tibetan Plateau; mechanisms of plateau growth; and plateau uplift, surface processes and the monsoon.

Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN: 1-86239-326-5
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 978-1-86239-326-4
Publisher: GSL
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 264
Weight: 0.85 kg


GLOAGUEN, R. & RATSCHBACHER, L. Growth and collapse of the Tibetan Plateau: introduction

ROGER, F., JOLIVET, M., CATTIN, R. & MALAVIEILLE1, J. Mesozoic–Cenozoic tectonothermal evolution of the eastern part of the Tibetan plateau (Songpan-Garzê, Longmen Shan area): insights from thermochronological data and simple thermal modelling

ZHANG, Q.-H., DING, L., CAI, F.-L., XU, X.-X., ZHANG, L.-Y., XU, Q. & WILLEMS, H. Early Cretaceous Gangdese retroarc foreland basin evolution in the Selin Co basin, central Tibet: evidence from sedimentology and detrital zircon geochronology

DUNKL, I., ANTOLÍN, B., WEMMER, K., RANTITSCH, G., KIENAST, M., MONTOMOLI, C., DING, L., CAROSI, R., APPEL, E., EL BAY, R., XU, Q. & VON EYNATTEN, H. Metamorphic evolution of the Tethyan Himalayan flysch in SE Tibet

LIEBKE, U., ANTOLIN, B., APPEL, E., BASAVAIAH, N., MIKES, T., DUNKL, I. & WEMMER, K. Indication for clockwise rotation in the Siang window south of the eastern Himalayan syntaxis and new geochronological constraints for the area

HETÉNYI, G., VERGNE, J., BOLLINGER, L. & CATTIN, R. Discontinuous low-velocity zones in southern Tibet question the viability of the channel flow model

MECHIE, J., KIND, R. & SAUL, J. The seismological structure of the Tibetan plateau crust and mantle down to 700 km depth

RATSCHBACHER, L., KRUMREI, I., BLUMENWITZ, M., STAIGER, M., GLOAGUEN, R., MILLER, B. V., SAMSON, S. D., EDWARDS, M. A. & APPEL, E. Rifting and strike–slip shear in central Tibet and the geometry, age and kinematics of upper crustal extension in Tibet

KIRBY, E. &OUIMET, W. Tectonic geomorphology along the eastern margin of Tibet: insights into the pattern and processes of active deformation adjacent to the Sichuan Basin

PERRINEAU, A., WOERD, J. V. D., GAUDEMER, Y., LIU-ZENG, J., PIK, R., TAPPONNIER, P., THUIZAT, R. & RONGZHANG, Z. Incision rate of the Yellow River in Northeastern Tibet constrained by 10Be and 26Al cosmogenic isotopes dating of fluvial terraces: implications for catchment evolution and plateau building

HARTMANN, K., WÜNNEMANN, B., HÖLZ, S., KRAETSCHELL, A. & ZHANG, H. Neotectonic constraints on the Gaxun Nur inland basin in north–central China, derived from remote sensing, geomorphology and geophysical analyses

KORUP, O. & WEIDINGER, J. T. Rock type, precipitation, and the steepness of Himalayan threshold hillslopes



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