Original paper

Tibetan Plateau Seismic Experiment: Design and Preliminary Results, 1992-1993

Jiang, M.; Hirn, A.; Poupinet, G.

Global Tectonics and Metallogeny Volume 4 Number 4 (1995), p. 199 - 201

published: Aug 4, 1995

BibTeX file

ArtNo. ESP136000404003, Price: 19.00 €

Download preview PDF Buy as PDF


The Tibetan Plateau Seismic Experiment, which began in June 1992, was jointly undertaken by the Ministry of Geology and Mineral Resources of China (MGMR) and the Institut National des Sciences d'Univers (CNRS), France. The experiment was divided into two phases: the first one carried out from July to November 1992, mainly in Tibet, and the second one in Qinghai starting in June and ending in October 1993. A dense seismic array was used to study variations of arrival times, amplitudes, waveforms and polarization of teleseismic body waves. Using these data, the goals of the experiment were to study the deep structure, the physical state of Tibetan lithosphere, the mechanism of crustal thickening and uplift, and to test geodynamic models.


Tibetian Plateauseismicteleseismicphysicallithospheregeodynamic