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2009-01-14 13:43:48

Recent sequence stratigraphy, facies distribution, and tectonic study of 92 remnant basins in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau reveals the Cenozoic evolutionary history of the plateau. During the Paleocene-Eocene (65ï¼Â34 million years BP), the southern Tibet and the Yecheng area in Xinjiang were parts of the Neo-Tethys remnant sea where coastal plain fluvial facies dominated the hinterland of the plateau. The Sunpa-Ganzi and eastern Tibet uplifting zone shrank...

2008-08-29 15:00:37

China building airport on Qinghai-Tibet Plateau XINING, Aug. 27 (Xinhua) -- Workers on Wednesday completed construction of a runway for a new airport in the heart of China's Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. The 3,800-meter-long runway, 3,900 meters above sea level,is part of a planned airport about 20 km away from Yushu, also known as Gyegu, seat of Tibet Autonomous Prefecture of Yushu in Qinghai Province, west China. "Completion of this runway as scheduled lay a good foundation for operation...


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