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Defining the Limits of Greater India
Meng, Jun1,2; Gilder, Stuart A.3; Wang, Chengshan1; Coe, Robert S.4; Tan, Xiaodong5; Zhao, Xixi6; He, Kuang3,7

Greater India comprises a part of the Indian plate that subducted under Asia to help form the Tibetan Plateau. Defining the size of the Greater India is thus a key constraint to model the India-Asia collision, growth of the plateau, and the tectonic evolution of the Neo-Tethyan realm. We report Early Cretaceous paleomagnetic data from the central and eastern Tethyan Himalaya that yield paleolatitudes consistent with previous Early Cretaceous paleogeographic reconstructions. These data suggest Greater India extended at least 2,675 +/- 720 and 1,950 +/- 970 km farther north from the present northern margin of India at 83.6 degrees E and 92.4 degrees E, respectively. An area of lithosphere >= 4.7 x 10(6) km(2) was consumed through subduction, thereby placing a strict limit on the minimum amount of Indian lithosphere consumed since the breakup of Gondwanaland.

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WOS Research AreaGeology
WOS SubjectGeosciences, Multidisciplinary
WOS IDWOS:000467949200014
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Affiliation1.China Univ Geosci Beijing, Sch Earth Sci & Resources, State Key Lab Biogeol & Environm Geol, Beijing, Peoples R China;
2.Chinese Acad Sci, Nanjing Inst Geol & Palaeontol, Key Lab Econ Stratig & Palaeogeog, Nanjing, Jiangsu, Peoples R China;
3.Ludwig Maximilians Univ Munchen, Dept Earth & Environm Sci, Munich, Germany;
4.Univ Calif Santa Cruz, Earth & Planetary Sci Dept, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 USA;
5.Chinese Acad Sci, South China Sea Inst Oceanol, CAS Key Lab Marginal Sea Geol, Guangzhou, Guangdong, Peoples R China;
6.Tongji Univ, State Key Lab Marine Geol, Shanghai, Peoples R China;
7.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Geol & Geophys, Key Lab Earth & Planetary Phys, Paleomagnetism & Geochronol Lab, Beijing, Peoples R China
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Meng, Jun,Gilder, Stuart A.,Wang, Chengshan,et al. Defining the Limits of Greater India[J]. GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS,2019,46(8):4182-4191.
APA Meng, Jun.,Gilder, Stuart A..,Wang, Chengshan.,Coe, Robert S..,Tan, Xiaodong.,...&He, Kuang.(2019).Defining the Limits of Greater India.GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS,46(8),4182-4191.
MLA Meng, Jun,et al."Defining the Limits of Greater India".GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS 46.8(2019):4182-4191.
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