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  • Strength of tectonic plates may explain shape of Tibetan Plateau, study finds

    Geology professor Lijun Liu co-authored a study about the unique geology of the Tibetan Plateau and how it may be controlled by the variable strength of the tectonic plates whose collision prompted its uplift.

    Geology professor Lijun Liu co-authored a study about the unique geology of the Tibetan Plateau and how it may be controlled by the variable strength of the tectonic plates whose collision prompted its uplift.

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  • To reach Lijun Liu, call 217-300-0378; ljliu@illinois.edu

    The paper “Crustal rheology controls on the Tibetan plateau formation during India-Asia convergence” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau.

    DOI: 10.1038/ncomms15992