Microplate model for the present-day deformation of Tibet

@article{Thatcher2007MicroplateMF,
  title={Microplate model for the present-day deformation of Tibet},
  author={W. Thatcher},
  journal={Journal of Geophysical Research},
  year={2007},
  volume={112}
}
  • W. Thatcher
  • Published 2007
  • Geology
  • Journal of Geophysical Research
  • [1] Site velocities from 349 Global Positioning System (GPS) stations are used to construct an 11-element quasi-rigid block model of the Tibetan Plateau and its surroundings. Rigid rotations of five major blocks are well determined, and average translation velocities of six smaller blocks can be constrained. Where data are well distributed the velocity field can be explained well by rigid block motion and fault slip across block boundaries. Residual misfits average 1.6 mm/yr compared to typical… CONTINUE READING

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