Chinese scientists revise chronology of central Tibet uplift

2020-12-11 Editor : Li Yuxin ECNS App Download

(ECNS) -- The latest study conducted by the Chinese Academy of Sciences has revised the uplift chronology of the Lunpola Basin in the central Qinghai-Tibet Plateau.

Chinese scientists have for the first time accurately measured and established the Cenozoic stratigraphic chronology of Lunpola Basin from about 41 million to 21.5 million years ago

They pointed out that the basin was lower than 2.3 km 40 million years ago and might not have reached 3.5 to 4.5 km until 26 million to 21 million years ago.

However, previous studies showed that the central and southern Plateau had uplifted to 4.6 km about 40 million years ago, a mainstream consensus in the world.


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