Palaeogene–Neogene Stratigraphic Sequences of the Tibetan Plateau and Their Response to Plateau Uplift
A total of 98 remnant basins and 5 stratigraphic domains with 13 stratigraphic subdomains have been recognized on the Tibetan Plateau. Through investigating the types of remnant basin, the tectonic setting, the stratigraphic sequences and sedimentary characteristics, and the evolution of the sediments, we divide the uplift process and sedimentary response for the Tibetan Plateau into three stages and eight substages. These are the subduction–collision uplift stage (65–34 Ma) with three substages, the intercontinental convergence and compressive uplift stage (34–13 Ma) with three substages, and the intercontinental isostatic adjustment uplift stage (since 13 Ma) with two substages.
KeywordsCenozoic Stratigraphic domain Sedimentary evolution Tibetan Plateau
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