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Plio-Pleistocene North-South and East-West Extension at the Southern Margin of the Tibetan Plateau


Abstract The tectonic significance of the physiographic transition from the low-relief Tibetan plateau to the high peaks, rugged topography and deep gorges of the Himalaya is the source of much controversy. Some workers have suggested the transition may be structurally controlled (e.g. Hodges et al., 2001), and indeed, the sharp change in geomorphic character across the transition strongly suggests differential uplift between the Himalayan realm and the southernmost Tibetan Plateau. Most Himalayan researchers credit the South Tibetan fault system (STFS), a family of predominantly east-west trending, low-angle normal faults with a known trace of over 2,000 km along the Himalayan crest (e.g. Burchfiel et al., 1992), with defining the southern margin o... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Mcdermott, Jeni Amber (Author) / Hodges, Kip V (Advisor) / Whipple, Kelin X (Advisor) / Van Soest, Matthijs C (Committee member) / Arrowsmith, Ramon (Committee member) / Semkin, Steven (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Geology / Geomorphology / Ama Drime / Himalaya / Kali Gandaki / Nyalam / Quaternary extensional faulting / South Tibetan fault system
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 223 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Geological Sciences 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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