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New insights into geodynamics of NE Tibetan Plateau

Editor’s Highlight—


This paper presents a new model of shear-wave velocity beneath the Northeast Tibetan Plateau, Ordos Basin and surrounding areas based on joint inversion of receiver functions and constraints from existing Rayleigh wave tomography. The model is valuable because the station density has allowed the velocity structure to be mapped out in unprecedented detail. This area is the subject of several active research debates ranging from the character and history of the North China Craton to the evolution of the India-Eurasian collision zone. The results have the potential to be useful to a range of future studies on subjects including geodynamic models of continental collision zones, the processes involved in the evolution of cratons, and the distribution of seismic hazard and processes such as shear heating in major lithospheric shear zones.