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Advances in Earth Science  1995, Vol. 10 Issue (3): 254-257    DOI: 10.11867/j.issn.1001-8166.1995.03.0254
Wang Pinxian
Laboratory of Marine Geology,Tongji University,Shanghai  200092
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    The uplift history of the Tibetan Plateau has been recorded in marine deposits. The two huge deep-sea sediment fans in the Indian Ocean,i: e.,the Bangal Fan and the Indus-River Fan with a total area over 4 million square kilometres,are products of the uplift and erosion of the Himalayas since the middle Tertiary. The enormous sequence of marine deposits in the Yinggehai Basin on the northern shelf of the South China Sea where the Quaternary along reaches 2000m in thickness,is related to the Red River delta and has obviously again resulted from the uplift of the Tibetan Plateau.
    On the other hand, the Plateau's uplift may be the cause or one of the causes of the Cenozoic global cooling and the onset of the Asian monsoon system,as well as the remarkable changes in chemical composition and sedimentation rate of the global ocean.
    All the above discussions are based on discoveries by the DSDP/ODP drillings.Therefore,a research endeavor combining the Tibetan Plateau investigations with the Ocean Drilling Program will be most promisting in breaking through to reveal the mechanism behind the global environmental changes.

Key words:  ODP      Qinghai/Xizang Plateau      Bengal Fan      Global change      Asian monsoon.     
Received:  21 February 1995      Published:  01 June 1995
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Wang Pinxian. ODP AND QINGHAI/XIZANG(TIBETAN) PALTEAU. Advances in Earth Science, 1995, 10(3): 254-257.

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