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Crustal structure and variability of the Himalayan border of Tibet


Reversed critical wide angle reflection profiles of the crust–mantle boundary south of the Yarlung Zangbo suture in Tibet reveal a deep (70 km) Moho extending north from the High Himalayas, whilst to the south the Moho is 15 km higher. Even further south, reflections from 35 km depth may correspond to the Moho of peninsular India.

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Hirn, A., Lepine, JC., Jobert, G. et al. Crustal structure and variability of the Himalayan border of Tibet. Nature 307, 23–25 (1984).

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