Tibetan area is the most active continental collision zone on earth. Several major earthquakes occurred around the boundaries of Tibetan plateau and caused massive damages and casualties. The dynamics of this area is not well understood due to the complex structure of Tibet and its surrounding area. In this study, a 3D global flow simulation with only viscous rheology is applied to studying the stress distribution in this area, and the interaction between Tibet and its surrounding areas is investigated. Finally, the possibility of combining regional modeling with global models is also discussed.
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This study was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos. 90814014, 40728004), the National Science and Technology Project (No. SinoProbe-07), the Visiting Senior Professorship from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and the CMG Program from the U.S. National Science Foundation. *Corresponding author: email@example.com © China University of Geosciences and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
Thanks for the developers of the flowing software used in this study for computation and data visualization: CitcomS, ParaView, Scilab, and GMT, and thanks Harvard CMT catalog for sharing their data. Thoughtful advice from two anonymous reviewers is appreciated, and thanks Han Li from Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences for helping to improve the language of the manuscript. This research is supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos. 90814014, 40728004), and the National Science and Technology Project (No. Sino-Probe-07). David A Yuen acknowledges support from the Visiting Senior Professorship from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and also the CMG program from the U.S. National Science Foundation.
- global flow