Did the Indo-Asian collision alone create the Tibetan plateau?

  title={Did the Indo-Asian collision alone create the Tibetan plateau?},
  author={Michael A. Murphy and An Yin and Timothy Harrison and S{\"o}ren B. D{\"u}rr and Z. Chen and Frederick J. Ryerson and William S. F. Kidd and X G Wang and X. Zhou},
It is widely believed that the Tibetan plateau is a late Cenozoic feature produced by the Indo-Asian collision. However, because Tibet was the locus of continental accretion and subduction throughout the Mesozoic, crustal thickening during that time may also have contributed to growth of the plateau. This portion of the geologic history was investigated in a traverse through the central Lhasa block, southern Tibet. Together with earlier studies, our mapping and geochronological results show… 

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