Solid Earth Sciences(S)
Session Sub CategoryScience of the Earth's Interior & Tectonophysics
Session IDS-IT32
TitleRecent earthquakes and deep structure of the Earth in and around Tibetan Plateau
Short titleTectonophysics of the Tibetan plateau
Main ConvenerNameLing Bai
AffiliationITP Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Co-Convener 1NameJames Mori
AffiliationEarthquake Hazards Division, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University
Co-Convener 2NameHiroshi Sato
AffiliationEarthquake Prediction Research Center, Earthquake Research Institute, The University of Tokyo
Co-Convener 3NameYuzo Ishikawa
AffiliationThe National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
ScopeCollision between the Indian and Eurasian plates resulted in the formation of the Tibetan Plateau. The continental collision geology and associated severe earthquakes have long been studied in the geosciences. In recent years, many new research projects have been launched in the region with exciting results and identification of some new scientific problems. In this session, we will focus on current issues about crustal uplift and growth of the Tibetan Plateau, and discuss new results from geophysics, geology, geodesy and geochemistry. This session will provide an interdisciplinary platform to encourage collaborations on studies of crustal and mantle structure, as well as the related seismic hazards of the Tibetan Plateau.
Type of presentationOral and Poster presentation
Invited authorsJunmeng Zhao(Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences)
Eiji Kurashimo(Earthquake Research Institute, The University of Tokyo)