Continuous deformation of the Tibetan Plateau from global positioning system data
Zhang, PZ; Shen, Z; Wang, M; Gan, WJ; Burgmann, R; Molnar, P
2004-09
Source PublicationGEOLOGY
Volume32Issue:9Pages:809-812
SubtypeArticle
AbstractGlobal positioning system velocities from 553 control points within the Tibetan Plateau and on its margins show that the present-day tectonics in the plateau is best described as deformation of a continuous medium, at least when averaged over distances of >similar to100 km. Deformation occurs throughout the plateau interior by ESE-WNW extension and slightly slower NNE-SSW shortening. Relative to Eurasia, material within the plateau interior moves roughly eastward with speeds that increase toward the east, and then flows southward around the eastern end of the Himalaya. Crustal thickening on the northeastern and eastern margins of the plateau occurs over a zone similar to400 km wide and cannot be the result of elastic strain on a single major thrust fault. Shortening there accommodates much of India's penetration into Eurasia. A description in terms of movements of rigid blocks with elastic strain associated with slip on faults between them cannot match the velocity field.
Keywordcontinuous deformation Tibetan Plateau flow of crustal material rigid block velocity field
Subject AreaGeology
DOI10.1130/G20554.1
WOS KeywordCRUSTAL DEFORMATION ; SLIP RATES ; FAULT ; TECTONICS ; ASIA ; INDIA ; CHINA
Indexed BySCI ; SCIE
Language英语
WOS Research AreaGeology
WOS IDWOS:000223696500019
PublisherGEOLOGICAL SOC AMER, INC
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.ieecas.cn/handle/361006/11821
Collection黄土与第四纪地质国家重点实验室(1985-2004)
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Zhang, PZ,Shen, Z,Wang, M,et al. Continuous deformation of the Tibetan Plateau from global positioning system data[J]. GEOLOGY,2004,32(9):809-812.
APA Zhang, PZ,Shen, Z,Wang, M,Gan, WJ,Burgmann, R,&Molnar, P.(2004).Continuous deformation of the Tibetan Plateau from global positioning system data.GEOLOGY,32(9),809-812.
MLA Zhang, PZ,et al."Continuous deformation of the Tibetan Plateau from global positioning system data".GEOLOGY 32.9(2004):809-812.
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