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Why 'the uplift of the Tibetan Plateau' is a myth
Spicer, Robert A.1,2,3; Su, Tao(苏涛)1,2; Valdes, Paul J.4; Farnsworth, Alexander4; Wu, Fei-Xiang5; Shi, Gongle(史恭乐)6,7; Spicer, Teresa E., V1; Zhou, Zhekun1,2
2021
Source PublicationNATIONAL SCIENCE REVIEW
ISSN2095-5138
Volume8Issue:1Pages:19
Abstract

The often-used phrase 'the uplift of the Tibetan Plateau' implies a flat-surfaced Tibet rose as a coherent entity, and that uplift was driven entirely by the collision and northward movement of India. Here, we argue that these are misconceptions derived in large part from simplistic geodynamic and climate modeling, as well as proxy misinterpretation. The growth of Tibet was a complex process involving mostly Mesozoic collisions of several Gondwanan terranes with Asia, thickening the crust and generating complex relief before the arrival of India. In this review, Earth system modeling, paleoaltimetry proxies and fossil finds contribute to a new synthetic view of the topographic evolution of Tibet. A notable feature overlooked in previous models of plateau formation was the persistence through much of the Cenozoic of a wide east-west orientated deep central valley, and the formation of a plateau occurred only in the late Neogene through compression and internal sedimentation.

KeywordTibet paleoaltimetry paleogeography paleontology Himalaya
DOI10.1093/nsr/nwaa091
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
Funding ProjectSecond Tibetan Plateau Scientific Expedition and Research Program (STEP), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)[2019QZKK0705] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)[41922010] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)[41872006] ; Strategic Priority Research Program of CAS[XDA20070301] ; Strategic Priority Research Program of CAS[XDA20070203] ; Strategic Priority Research Program of CAS[XDB26000000] ; XTBG International Fellowship ; NSFC-NERC (Natural Environment Research Council of the United Kingdom)[41661134049] ; NSFC-NERC (Natural Environment Research Council of the United Kingdom)[NE/P013805/1] ; CAS 135 Program[2017XTBG-F01]
WOS Research AreaScience & Technology - Other Topics
WOS SubjectMultidisciplinary Sciences
WOS IDWOS:000627417700004
Funding OrganizationSecond Tibetan Plateau Scientific Expedition and Research Program (STEP), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) ; National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) ; Strategic Priority Research Program of CAS ; XTBG International Fellowship ; NSFC-NERC (Natural Environment Research Council of the United Kingdom) ; CAS 135 Program
PublisherOXFORD UNIV PRESS
Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.nigpas.ac.cn/handle/332004/37961
Collection中国科学院南京地质古生物研究所
Corresponding AuthorSpicer, Robert A.
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, CAS Key Lab Trop Forest Ecol, Xishuangbanna Trop Bot Garden, Mengla 666303, Peoples R China
2.Chinese Acad Sci, Ctr Plant Ecol, Core Bot Gardens, Mengla 666303, Peoples R China
3.Open Univ, Sch Environm Earth & Ecosyst Sci, Milton Keynes MK7 6AA, Bucks, England
4.Univ Bristol, Sch Geog Sci, Bristol BS8 1SS, Avon, England
5.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Vertebrate Paleontol & Paleoanthropol, Key Lab Vertebrate Evolut & Human Origins, Beijing 100044, Peoples R China
6.Chinese Acad Sci, Nanjing Inst Geol & Palaeontol, State Key Lab Palaeobiol & Stratig, Nanjing 210008, Peoples R China
7.Chinese Acad Sci, Ctr Excellence Life & Paleoenvironm, Nanjing 210008, Peoples R China
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Spicer, Robert A.,Su, Tao,Valdes, Paul J.,et al. Why 'the uplift of the Tibetan Plateau' is a myth[J]. NATIONAL SCIENCE REVIEW,2021,8(1):19.
APA Spicer, Robert A..,Su, Tao.,Valdes, Paul J..,Farnsworth, Alexander.,Wu, Fei-Xiang.,...&Zhou, Zhekun.(2021).Why 'the uplift of the Tibetan Plateau' is a myth.NATIONAL SCIENCE REVIEW,8(1),19.
MLA Spicer, Robert A.,et al."Why 'the uplift of the Tibetan Plateau' is a myth".NATIONAL SCIENCE REVIEW 8.1(2021):19.
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