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Timing of fluvial terrace formation and concomitant travertine deposition in the upper Sutlej River (Tirthapuri, southwestern Tibet) and paleoclimatic implications

Wang, Zhijun ; Meyer, Michael C ; Gliganic, Luke A ; Hoffmann, Dirk L ; May, Jan-Hendrik

Quaternary Science Reviews, 01 August 2017, Vol.169, pp.357-377 [Periódico revisado por pares]

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  • Título:
    Timing of fluvial terrace formation and concomitant travertine deposition in the upper Sutlej River (Tirthapuri, southwestern Tibet) and paleoclimatic implications
  • Autor: Wang, Zhijun ; Meyer, Michael C ; Gliganic, Luke A ; Hoffmann, Dirk L ; May, Jan-Hendrik
  • Assuntos: Travertine ; 230th/U Dating ; Osl Dating ; Fluvial Terraces ; River Incision ; Indian Summer Monsoon ; Upper Sutlej ; Sciences (General) ; Geology
  • É parte de: Quaternary Science Reviews, 01 August 2017, Vol.169, pp.357-377
  • Descrição: Travertines are carbonates precipitated from hydrothermal springs and are relatively common on the Tibetan plateau and occur along tectonically active faults. The Karakoram fault system is an active strike-slip fault that extends from the Pamir into southwestern Tibet, where it controls the course of the upper Sutlej River and the occurrence of several hydrothermal springs, including the Tirthapuri hot springs. Multiple fluvial terraces that are partly capped by travertine are preserved in the Tirthapuri area. Four main fluvial terrace levels (labelled as T1 to T4 with increasing height above river) were identified and several meter-thick travertine platforms occur on the current river level as well as the T2 and T3 terraces. Sedimentological and petrographic observations suggest that the travertine platforms were deposited on active floodplains of the paleo- and modern Sutlej River, and preserved from fluvial erosion because travertine precipitation was immediately followed by...
  • Idioma: Inglês

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