Vol. 28 No.4 December 2005
Journal of International Geoscience
Published by the International Union of Geological Sciences
by Rui Gao, Zhanwu Lu, Qiusheng Li, Ye Guan, Jisheng Zhang, Rizheng He, and Liyan Huang
Geophysical survey and geodynamic study of crust and upper mantle in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau
Lithosphere Research Centre, Institute of Geology, CAGS, Beijing, 100037, China. E-mail: email@example.com
The Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, covering a vast territory and characterized by an extremely complicated structure,is considered as the ideal region to study continentcontinent collision, convergence and subduction of plates, and formation of the plateau. Since 1958, a great number of geophysical surveys have been conducted on the crust and upper mantle of the Plateau, totaling about 45,000 km in line-length. Compilation and integration of the data from these surveys has provided new summary diagrams, enabling the authors to present a review of some of the remarkable achievements over the past 50 years.