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The highest elevation of the Tibetan Plateau, lying 5,700 m above sea level, occurs within the part of the Lhasa block immediately north of the India-Tibet suture zone (Yarlung Zangbo

The highest elevation of the Tibetan Plateau, lying 5,700 m above sea level, occurs within the part of the Lhasa block immediately north of the India-Tibet suture zone (Yarlung Zangbo suture zone, YZSZ), being 700 m higher than the maximum elevation of more northern parts of the plateau. Various mechanisms have been proposed to explain this differentially higher topography and the rock uplift that led to it, invoking crustal compression or extension.

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    • Digital object identifier: 10.1038/srep12076
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    Wang, Erchie, Kamp, Peter J. J., Xu, Ganqing, Hodges, Kip V., Meng, Kai, Chen, Lin, Wang, Gang, & Luo, Hui (2015). Flexural bending of southern Tibet in a retro foreland setting. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 5. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep12076

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