Crustal rheology of the Himalaya and Southern Tibet inferred from magnetotelluric data

@article{Unsworth2005CrustalRO,
  title={Crustal rheology of the Himalaya and Southern Tibet inferred from magnetotelluric data},
  author={Martyn Unsworth and A. G. Jones and W. Wei and G. L. Marquis and S. G. Gokarn and Jessica Spratt},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2005},
  volume={438},
  pages={78-81}
}
The Cenozoic collision between the Indian and Asian continents formed the Tibetan plateau, beginning about 70 million years ago. Since this time, at least 1,400 km of convergence has been accommodated by a combination of underthrusting of Indian and Asian lithosphere, crustal shortening, horizontal extrusion and lithospheric delamination. Rocks exposed in the Himalaya show evidence of crustal melting and are thought to have been exhumed by rapid erosion and climatically forced crustal flow… 
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  • S. Klemperer
  • Geology
    Geological Society, London, Special Publications
  • 2006
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