The Influence of Middle and Lower Crustal Flow on the Landscape Evolution of Orogenic Plateaus

Insights from the Himalaya and Tibet

Kip Hodges, B. A. Adams

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Abstract

The Tibetan Plateau serves as a model for understanding the possible influence of middle and lower crustal flow on the geomorphic and tectonic evolution of a continental plateau. Arguments are presented in favor of a weak middle (and, in some areas, lower) crust beneath the plateau, and the development of tectonic models of the Himalayan-Tibetan orogenic system that incorporate lateral flow of this weak crust under the influence of gravity are explored. Many long- and short-wavelength features of Tibetan and Himalayan landscapes are reasonably explained as a consequence of such flow.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTreatise on Geomorphology
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages350-369
Number of pages20
Volume5
ISBN (Print)9780080885223
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2013

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Keywords

  • Channel flow
  • Climate
  • Continental plateaus
  • Crustal flow
  • Crustal rheology
  • Himalaya
  • Karakoram
  • Orographic precipitation
  • Tectonics
  • Tibet
  • Tibetan plateau

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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The Influence of Middle and Lower Crustal Flow on the Landscape Evolution of Orogenic Plateaus : Insights from the Himalaya and Tibet. / Hodges, Kip; Adams, B. A.

Treatise on Geomorphology. Vol. 5 Elsevier Inc., 2013. p. 350-369.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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