Continental deformation in Asia from a combined GPS solution

  title={Continental deformation in Asia from a combined GPS solution},
  author={Eric Calais and Lingzhen Dong and Mian-sen Wang and Z Shen and Mathilde Vergnolle},
[1] After decades of research on continental tectonics, there is still no consensus on the mode of deformation of continents or on the forces that drive their deformation. In Asia the debate opposes edge-driven block models, requiring a strong lithosphere with strain localized on faults, to buoyancy-driven continuous models, requiring a viscous lithosphere with pervasive strain. Discriminating between these models requires continent-wide estimates of lithospheric strain rates. Previous efforts… CONTINUE READING


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