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STRATI 2013 pp 635-639 | Cite as

Palaeogene–Neogene Stratigraphic Sequences of the Tibetan Plateau and Their Response to Plateau Uplift

  • Kexin ZhangEmail author
  • Guocan Wang
  • Mansheng Luo
  • Yadong Xu
  • Bowen Song
  • Junliang Ji
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Geology book series (SPRINGERGEOL)

Abstract

A total of 98 remnant basins and 5 stratigraphic domains with 13 stratigraphic subdomains have been recognized on the Tibetan Plateau. Through investigating the types of remnant basin, the tectonic setting, the stratigraphic sequences and sedimentary characteristics, and the evolution of the sediments, we divide the uplift process and sedimentary response for the Tibetan Plateau into three stages and eight substages. These are the subduction–collision uplift stage (65–34 Ma) with three substages, the intercontinental convergence and compressive uplift stage (34–13 Ma) with three substages, and the intercontinental isostatic adjustment uplift stage (since 13 Ma) with two substages.

Keywords

Cenozoic Stratigraphic domain Sedimentary evolution Tibetan Plateau 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kexin Zhang
    • 1
    Email author
  • Guocan Wang
    • 2
  • Mansheng Luo
    • 1
  • Yadong Xu
    • 1
  • Bowen Song
    • 1
  • Junliang Ji
    • 1
  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Biogeology and Environmental GeologyChina University of GeosciencesWuhanPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.State Key Laboratory of Geological Processes and Mineral ResourcesChina University of GeosciencesWuhanPeople’s Republic of China

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