The Tibetan Plateau was raised more recently than once thought

January 12, 2020

Researchers suggests that, as recently as 25 million years ago, the region wasn’t yet a flat, windswept plateau. Instead, it was a diverse landscape of steep mountains surrounding a deep valley where palm trees grew.


S. Botsyun et al. Revised paleoaltimetry data show low Tibetan Plateau elevation during the Eocene. Science. Vol. 363, March 1, 2019, p. 946. doi: 10.1126/science.aaq1436.





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