The Geological Evolution of the Tibetan Plateau

@article{Royden2008TheGE,
  title={The Geological Evolution of the Tibetan Plateau},
  author={Leigh Handy Royden and B. Clark Burchfiel and Robert D. van der Hilst},
  journal={Science},
  year={2008},
  volume={321},
  pages={1054 - 1058}
}
The geological evolution of the Tibetan plateau is best viewed in a context broader than the India-Eurasia collision zone. After collision about 50 million years ago, crust was shortened in western and central Tibet, while large fragments of lithosphere moved from the collision zone toward areas of trench rollback in the western Pacific and Indonesia. Cessation of rapid Pacific trench migration (∼15 to 20 million years ago) coincided with a slowing of fragment extrusion beyond the plateau and… 
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