Thermal-rheological structure of the lithosphere beneath two types of basins in eastern and western China

  • Wang Liangshu 
  • Li Cheng 
  • Liu Futian 
  • Li Hua 
  • Lu Huafu 
  • Liu Shaowen 


After calculating thermal-rheological properties of the lithosphere in the Northern Jiangsu basin, the Bohaiwan basin as well as the Jiyang depression in the east and Tarim basin in the west of China, this paper analyzes the relationship between thermal-rheological structures and tectonic evolution of the two types of basins. The results show that the thermal-rheological structures of the lithosphere directly reflect the dynamic processes. Under different dynamic environments, the style of basin formation and the differences in basin evolution are closely related to the dynamic properties of the lithosphere indicated by thermal-rheological structures.


basin lithosphere thermal-rheological structure geodynamics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wang Liangshu 
    • 1
  • Li Cheng 
    • 1
  • Liu Futian 
    • 2
  • Li Hua 
    • 1
  • Lu Huafu 
    • 1
  • Liu Shaowen 
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Earth SciencesNanjing UniversityNanjingChina
  2. 2.Institute of Geology-GeophysicsChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina

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