(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1995)

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Glacial isostatic uplift of Tibet as a consequence of a former ice sheet

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The reconstruction in Tibet of an ice sheet cover of up to 2000 m thick covering an area of 2.4 million km2 was made possible from the Quaternary-geological and glacio-geomorphological indicators found since 1976 during 20 expeditions. During the course of the Pleistocene the High Plateau was glaciated several times so that at each time here alternated a maximum glacial isostatic depression and an interglacial uplift, such as that resulting again today. This is proved by the ground and end moraines of the older glaciations lying in the marginal areas of Tibet


Article of periodic

published at : GeoJournal / ISSN 0343-2521 / CODEN GEOJDQ

Editor : Springer, Heidelberg - ALLEMAGNE (1977)

Millesime : 1995, vol. 37, no4 [pp. 431-449]

Bibliographic references : 43 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17887

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