Uplift of the Northeastern Tibetan Plateau and Environmental Change Since Late Miocene

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Project Title: Uplift of the Northeastern Tibetan Plateau and Environmental Change Since Late Miocene

Primarily Achieved by: Fang Xiaomin, Li Jijun, Pan Baotian, Ma Yuzhen, and Song Chunhui.

Completed Units: Lanzhou University

Award & Grade: The second-class National Prize for Natural Sciences, P.R.China in 2011.

Brief Introduction to the Project:

This achievement falls into earth science. It deals mainly with the deformation and uplift processes and environmental change in the NE Tibetan Plateau. It firstly determines the sequences of the late Cenozoic stratigraphy chronology, the tectonic deformation and uplift, the initiation and evolution of the upper reaches of the Yellow River, and major ecologic and environmental events in the studied region, and reveals the possible links between the regional uplift and environmental effects since the late Miocene. Total 583 related papers were published, which were cited by non-applicant SCI papers at 1865 and by CSCD papers at 3113. Some important findings have been evaluated as the international highlights of basin research, promoting the study of Tibetan Plateau and environmental effects in China. It adds contributions to the international community to have paid more attentions on the interaction of tectonics and climatic change at some new time intervals and the evolution of large rivers, and to have regarded the region as new focus of Tibetan research.

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