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Pumping Up the Tibetan Plateau From the Far Pacific Ocean

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Science  22 Aug 2008:
Vol. 321, Issue 5892, pp. 1028-1029
DOI: 10.1126/science.321.5892.1028a

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On page 1054 of this week's issue of Science, geoscientists argue that rock has flowed west to east beneath the Tibetan Plateau to inflate its eastern side and that the flow has been throttled by tectonic doings as far as thousands of kilometers away.