Present-day crustal deformation in China constrained by global positioning system measurements.

  title={Present-day crustal deformation in China constrained by global positioning system measurements.},
  author={Quan Wang and Pei Z. Zhang and Jeffrey T. Freymueller and Roger G. Bilham and Kristine M. Larson and Xulong Lai and Xiaomin You and Zhong-xia Niu and J Wu and Yonghong Li and Jian Liu and Zhaohui Yang and Qi Chen},
  volume={294 5542},
Global Positioning System (GPS) measurements in China indicate that crustal shortening accommodates most of India's penetration into Eurasia. Deformation within the Tibetan Plateau and its margins, the Himalaya, the Altyn Tagh, and the Qilian Shan, absorbs more than 90% of the relative motion between the Indian and Eurasian plates. Internal shortening of the Tibetan plateau itself accounts for more than one-third of the total convergence. However, the Tibetan plateau south of the Kunlun and… CONTINUE READING
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