Himalayan Journal of Sciences

Volume 2, Issue 4 (special issue)
July 2004
Pages: 71 - 304

This is a special issue of the Himalayan Journal of Sciences, containing extended abstracts of papers presented at the 19th Himalaya-Karakoram-Tibet Workshop held in Niseko, Japan, July 10-12, 2004. The issue was produced by guest editors and its contents have not been subjected to peer review.

Guest Editors
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The Program
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TOC in PDF format
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Climate change in East and Central Asia associated with the uplift of the Tibetan Plateau-A simulation with the MRI coupled atmosphere-ocean GCM
Manabu Abe, Tetsuzo Yasunari and Akio Kitoh, Page 85

Collisional emplacement history of the Naga-Andaman ophiolites and the position of the eastern Indian suture
Subhrangsu K Acharyya, Page 87

Debris flow disaster in Larcha, upper Bhotekoshi Valley, central Nepal
Danda P Adhikari and Satoshi Koshimizu, Page 89

Preliminary Results from the Yala-Xiangbo Leucogranite Dome, SE Tibet
Amos B Aikman, T Mark Harrison and Ding Lin, Page 91

The Malashan metamorphic complex in southern Tibet: Dominantly top-to-the north deformation and intrusive origin of its associated granites
Mutsuki Aoya, Simon R Wallis, Tetsuo Kawakami, Jeffrey Lee and Yu Wang, Page 92

Palaeoenvironmental events and cycles at the southern front of the Tibetan Plateau during the Pleistocene: A record from lake sediments
Erwin Appel, Srinivasa R Goddu, Shouyun Hu, Xiangdong Yang, Suming Wang, Yaeko Igarashi and Pitambar Gautam, Page 94

Phylogeny and biogeography of the lucanid beetles of the tribe Aesalini (Insecta, Coleoptera, Lucanidae), with special reference to the effect of Himalayan uplift as the vicariance event
Kunio Araya, Page 96

Plio-Pleistocene rapid uplift process of the Nepal Himalaya revealed from fission-track ages
Kazunori Arita and Hiroto Ohira, Page 98

Paleoclimate of the Nepal Himalayas during the Last Glacial: Reconstructing from glacial equilibrium-line altitude
Katsuhiko Asahi and Teiji Watanabe, Page 100

Renewed tectonic extrusion of high-grade metamorphic rocks in the MCT footwall since Late Miocene (Sutlej Valley, India)
Vincent Baudraz, Jean-Claude Vannay, Elizabeth Catlos, Mike Cosca and Torsten Vennemann, Page 102

Cenozoic tectonics of Central Asia: Basement control
Michael M Buslov, Page 104

Cenozoic tectonics and geodynamic evolution of the Tien Shan mountain belt as response to India-Eurasia convergence
Michael M Buslov, Johan De Grave and Elena A Bataleva, Page 106

Deformation features of the Higher Himalayan Crystallines in Western Bhutan during exhumation
Rodolfo Carosi, Chiara Montomoli and Dario Visoná, Page 108

Structural data from lower Dolpo (western Nepal)
Rodolfo Carosi, Chiara Montomoli and Dario Visoná, Page 109

Testing Models of MCT Reactivation vs. Duplex Formation in the Kumuan and Garwhal Himalaya, India
Julien Célérier, T Mark Harrison and William J Dunlap, Page 110

Numerical simulation of fault development in fold-and-thrust belt of Nepal Himalaya
D Chamlagain and D Hayashi, Page 111

Miocene collision-related conglomerates near Dazhuqu and Xigaze, Yarlung Tsangpo suture zone, Tibet
Angel On Kee Chan, Jonathan C Aitchison, Badengzhu and Lan Hui, Page 112

Presence of two plume-related volcanic events along the Indian northern passive margin evidenced by the geochemistry of the Carboniferous Baralacha La dykes, the Permian Panjal traps and the Drakkar Po phonolites
F Chauvet, H Lapierre, D Bosch, F Bussy, JC Vannay, GH Mascle, P Brunet, J Cotten and F Keller, Page 113

Sedimentation of the Jianggalesayi basin and its response to the unroofing history of the Altyn Tagh, northern Tibetan Plateau
Zhengle Chen, Xiaofeng Wang, Jian Liu, Xuanhua Chen, Zhiming Sun and Junling Pei, Page 114

The exhumation rate of Dabie orogen: Evidence from garnet diffusion zoning
Hao Cheng, Daogong Chen and Etienne Deloule, Page 116

The expansion mechanism of Himalayan supraglacial lakes: Observations and modeling
KA Chikita, Page 118

Intracontinental deformation in central Asia: Distant effects of India -Eurasia convergence revealed by apatite fission-track thermochronology
Johan De Grave, Michael M Buslov and Peter Van Den Haute, Page 121

A comparison of Main Central Thrust and other Himalayan fault systems from central and west Nepal with some two-dimensional stress fields
Megh R Dhital, Page 123

Petrogenesis of basalts for Sangxiu Formation in the central segment from Tethyan Himalayas: Plume-lithosphere interaction
Zhu Dicheng, Pan Guitang, Mo Xuanxue, Liao Zhongli, Wang Liquan, Jiang Xinsheng and Zhao Zhidan, Page 125

Linzizong Volcanic Rocks in Linzhou of Tibet: A Volcanic Petrologic Assemblage in Continental Collision Environment
Guochen Dong, Xuanxue Mo, Zhidan Zhao, Liang Wang and Su Zhao, Page 128

Younger hanging wall rocks along the Vaikrita Thrust of the High Himalaya: A model based on inversion tectonics
Ashok K Dubey and Surendra S Bhakuni, Page 129

Out-of-sequence thrusting in Himalaya: Modification of wedge extrusion and channel flow models
CS Dubey, BK Sharma, EJ Catlos and RA Marston, Page 130

The tectonometamorphic evolution of the Alpine metamorphic belt of the Central Pamir
MS Dufour and Yu V Miller, Page 131

When the Kunlun fault began its left-lateral strike-slip faulting in the northern Tibet: Evidence from cumulative offsets of basement rocks and geomorphic features
Bihong Fu and Yasuo Awata, Page 132

Fluctuation of Indian monsoon during the last glacial period revealed by pollen analysis of Kathmandu Basin sediments, Nepal Himalaya
Rie Fujii, Harutaka Sakai and Norio Miyoshi, Page 133

Effects of global warming on Asian lakes from viewpoints of water resources and environmental change
H Fushimi, Page 135

New significant advances of regional geological survey in the blank regions of Qinghai-Xizang Plateau
Zhai Gangyi, Page 136

Land cover change in Himalaya with special reference to forest disturbance: A case of Bharse area, Lesser Himalaya, West Central Nepal
Chinta Mani Gautam and Teiji Watanabe, Page 138

Integration of magnetic properties and heavy metal chemistry to quantify environmental pollution in urban soils, Kathmandu, Nepal
Pitambar Gautam, Ulrich Blaha and Erwin Appel, Page 140

Initial uplift of the Tibetan Plateau and environmental implications
Xiaohong Ge, Shoumai Ren, Yongjiang Liu and Lixiang Ma, Page 142

Study of geo-hydrological processes and assessment of hazard and risk in the Banganga Watershed, Nepal
Motilal Ghimire, Page 143

Cyclicities and clusters in the lacustrine sequence of Heqing basin (SW China): Its use for dating and palaeoenvironmental reconstruction
Srinivasa R Goddu, Shouyun Hu and Erwin Appel, Page 145

Cretaceous isochron ages of K-Ar system in the UHP metamorphic rocks of the Tso Morari dome, western Himalaya, India
Chitaro Gouzu, Tetsumaru Itaya and Talat Ahmad, Page 146

Himalayan ultrahigh pressure rocks and warped Indian subduction plane
Stéphane Guillot, Anne Replumaz and Pierre Strzerzynski, Page 148

Palaeozoic metallogeny in Tethyan Black Mountain Basin, Bhutan Himalaya and its regional implication
Anupendu Gupta, Page 150

Timing and processes of Himalayan and Tibetan uplift
T Mark Harrison and An Yin, Page 152

Reconstruction of environmental and climatic changes in the Paleo-Kathmandu Lake during the last 700 ka: An approach from fossil-diatom study
Tatsuya Hayashi, Harutaka Sakai, Yoshihiro Tanimura, Hideo Sakai, Wataru Yahagi and Masao Uchida, Page 154

The record of climate and uplift in the palaeo-Ganga plain: A way to decipher the interactions between climate and tectonics
Pascale Huyghe, Jean-Louis Mugnier, Ananta P Gajurel and Christian France-Lanord, Page 156

Isotopic study of the Himalayan metamorphic rocks in the far-eastern Nepal
Takeshi Imayama and Kazunori Arita, Page 158

Ice-dammed lakes in the Hindukush-Karakoram Mountains (Pakistan): Geomorphological impacts of outbursts floods in the Karambar valley
Lasafam Iturrizaga, Page 160

When did the metamorphic nappe cover the Lesser Himalayan authochton? An approach from study on thermal history of Proterozoic granitic rocks and Miocene fluvial sediments
Hideki Iwano, Harutaka Sakai, Tohru Danhara, Yutaka Takigami and Santa Man Rai, Page 162

Glacial goemorphology in the Lunana area in the Bhutan Himalaya: Moraine stages, glacial lakes, and rock glaciers
Shuji Iwata, Karma, Yutaka Ageta, Akiko Sakai, Chiyuki Narama and Nozomu Naito, Page 164

Zoned ultramafic intrusions of the Chilas Complex in Kohistan (NE Pakistan): Mantle diapers and km-scale melt conduits in extending island arcs
O Jagoutz, J-P Burg, E Jagoutz, O Müntener, T Pettke and P Ulmer, Page 166

SHRIMP U-Pb zircon ages from Trans-Himalayan Ladakh Batholith and its exhumation using fission track zircon-apatite ages
AK Jain, Rajeev Kumar, Sandeep Singh, Nand Lal and ME Barley, Page 167

The Jijal Complex in the roots of the Kohistan island arc in the northwest Himalaya of Pakistan revisited
M Qasim Jan and Barry L Weaver, Page 168

Geothermobarometry of the Dudatoli-Almora Crystallines, Garhwal, Kumaun Lesser Himalaya
Tejender N Jowhar, Page 170

Spatial and frequency distributions of triclinisity of K-feldspar in augen gneisses and related granitic rocks in the Nepal Himalayas
Takashi Kano, Page 171

Trace and Rare-Earth Elements distribution patterns of rocks of Chilas Complex and Kamila Amphibolites, Kohistan Arc, North Pakistan
Allah B Kausar, Hiroshi Yamamoto, Kazuya Kubo, Yutaka Takahashi, Masumi U Mikoshiba and Hafiz U Rehman, Page 173

Structure and crustal shortening of the Subhimalayan fold and thrust belt, western Arunachal Pradesh, NE India
Thomas K Kelty, An Yin and CS Dubey, Page 175

Waziristan Ophiolite: A back-arc basin caught in continental collision, Waziristan, NW Pakistan
Said Rahim Khan, M Qasim Jan, Tahseenullah Khan and M Asif Khan, Page 176

Back-Arc Basin Rocks in the Kohistan Arc Terrane, Northwestern Himalaya, Pakistan
Tahseenullah Khan, Mamoru Murata, and Hiraoki Ozawa, Page 178

Origin of dunite of the Sapat Complex, Himalaya, North Pakistan
Tahseenullah Khan, Mamoru Murata, Hiraoki Ozawa, and Allah B Kausar, Page 179

Landslide and debris flow in the Himalayas: A case study of the Madi Watershed in Nepal
Narendra R Khanal and Teiji Watanabe, Page 180

Comparative morphotectonics in the Himalayan foreland and the forearc of Southwest Japan
Kazuo Kimura, Page 182

Glacial lakes and its expansion in the north-central Bhutan and Kulha Kangri massif, Eastern Himalaya
Jiro Komori, Syuji Iwata, Deo Raji Gurung and Hironori Yabuki, Page 183

Tectonics and climate for the last ca. 35,000 years in the Kumaun Himalaya, India
BS Kotlia, Page 185

Glacial Geomorphology and Ice Ages in Tibet and surrounding mountains
Matthias Kuhle, Page 186

Magnetic susceptibility and biotite composition of granitoids of Amritpur and adjoining regions, Kumaun Lesser Himalaya
Santosh Kumar, Brajesh Singh, CC Joshi and Abhishek Pandey, Page 188

Variations of paleoclimate and paleoenvironment during the last 40 kyr recorded in clay minerals in the Kathmandu Basin sediments
Yoshihiro Kuwahara, Mukunda Raj Paudel, Takeshi Maki, Rie Fujii and Harutaka Sakai, Page 190

e-Os dating of the porphyry copper deposits in southern Gangdese metallogenic belt, Tibet
Shengrong Li, Wenjun Qu, Wanming Yuan, Jun Deng, Zhengqian Hou and Andao Du, Page 192

The basaltic volcanic rocks in the Tuyon Basin, NW China: Petrogenesis and tectonic implications
Tao Liang, Zhaohua Luo, Shan Ke, Li Li, Wentao Li and Huaming Zhan, Page 194

Introduction to recent advances in regional geological mapping (1:250, 000) and new results from southern Qinghai-Tibet Plateau
Wang Liquan, Zhu Dicheng and Pan Guitang, Page 195

Geochemical and SHRIMP U-Pb zircon chronological constraints on the Magam-mixing event in eastern Kunlun orogenic belt, China
Chengdong Liu, Xuanxue Mo, Zhaohua Luo, Xuehui Yu, Shuwei Li and Xin Zhao, Page 196

Geology of the eastern Himalayan syntaxis
Yan Liu, Zsolt Berner, Hans-Joachim Massonne and Xuchang Xiao, Page 197

Geochronology and the initiation of Altyn Fault, western China
Yongjiang Liu, Franz Neubauer, Johann Genser, Xiaohong Ge, Akira Takasu and Sihua Yuan, Page 199

Oligo-Miocene evolution of the Tuotuohe Basin (headwaters of the Yangtze River) and its significance for the uplift history of the central Tibetan Plateau
Zhifei Liu, Chengshan Wang, Xixi Zhao, Wei Jin, Haisheng Yi, Yong Li and Yalin Li, Page 201

Paleovegetation and paleoclimate in the Kathmandu Valley and Lake Baikal during the Late Quaternary
Takeshi Maki, Rie Fujii, Hajime Umeda, Harutaka Sakai, Yoshitaka Hase and Koji Shichi, Page 202

Organic geochemical study of continuous lacustrine sediments obtained from Kathmandu Valley, central Himalaya: Interpretation of paleoenvironmental changes in the late Quaternary using bulk organic matter analyses
Mami Mampuku, Toshiro Yamanaka, Harutaka Sakai, Rie Fujii, Takeshi Maki, Masao Uchida, Hideo Sakai, Wataru Yahagi and Hiroaki Tsutsumi, Page 203

Assessment of risk and vulnerability of water induced disaster: A case study of Tinau Watershed, western Nepal
Indra N Manandhar and Keshav P Poudel, Page 205

Re-interpretation of progressive metamorphism, facies series, P-T-t path and exhumation model for the collisional orogenic belts
Shigenori Maruyama, Page 206

Latest Jurassic-earliest Cretaceous radiolarian fauna from the Xialu Chert in the Yarlung Zangbo Suture Zone, Southern Tibet: Comparison with coeval western Pacific radiolarian faunas and paleoceanographic implications
Atsushi Matsuoka, Qun Yang and Masahiko Takei, Page 207

Trace element compositions of rocks and minerals from the Chilas Igneous Complex, Kohistan, northern Pakistan
Masumi U Mikoshiba, Yutaka Takahashi, Kazuya Kubo, Yuhei Takahashiv, Allah B Kausar and Tahseenullah Khan, Page 208

Garnet response diamond pressure metamorphism from Tso-Morari region, Ladakh, India
Barun K Mukherjee and Himanshu K Sachan, Page 209

Karakoram and NW Himalayan shear zones: Deciphering their micro- and macrotectonics using mineral fish
Soumyajit Mukherjee and Arvind K Jain, Page 210

The lower crustal Dasu Tonalite and its implications for the formation-reformation-exhumation history of the Kohistan arc crust
Takashi Nakajima, I S Williams, H Hyodo, K Miyazaki, Y Kono, AB Kausar, SR Khan and T Shirahase, Page 211

Ion microprobe U-Pb ages of the Khunjerab granodiorite and some granitoids from Karakoram, Pakistan
Masatsugu Ogasawara, Tahseenullah Khan, Firdous Khan, Noriko Kita and Yuichi Morishita, Page 212

Magnetic polarity stratigraphy of Siwalik Group sediments in Nepal: Diachronous lithostratigraphy and isochronous carbon isotope shift
Tank P Ojha, Robert F Butler, Jay Quade and Peter G DeCelles, Page 213

Geochemical study of the Dwar Khola dolerite (1.7 Ga) in the Siwalik belt, central Nepal
Yuji Orihashi, Harutaka Sakai and Yutaka Takigami, Page 214

Biostratigraphy and biogeography of the Tethyan Cambrian sequences of the Zanskar Ladakh Himalaya and of associated regions
Suraj K Parcha, Page 216

Implication of mylonitic microstructures and apatite fission track dating studies for the geotectonic evolution of the Chiplakot Crystalline Belt, Kumaon Himalaya, India
Ramesh C Patel, Y Kumar, N Lal and A Kumar, Page 217

Late Pleistocene vegetation from the Thimi Formation, Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
Khum N Paudayal, Page 218

The b-spacing values of white mica from low-grade metapelites of central Nepal Lesser Himalaya and their tectono-metamorphic implications
Lalu P Paudel and Kazunori Arita, Page 220

Changes in mineral composition and depositional environments recorded in the present and past basin-fill sediments of the Kathmandu Valley, central Nepal
Mukunda Raj Paudel, Yoshihiro Kuwahara and Harutaka Sakai, Page 222

Cooling in down-slope peat ecosystems due to accelerated glacial melting in Higher Himalaya, India
Netajirao R Phadtare, Rajendra K Pant, Kathleen Ruhland and John P Smol, Page 224

Tectono-metamorphic evolution of the far-Eastern Nepal Himalaya
Santa M Rai, H Sakai, Bishal N Upreti, Yutaka Takigami, Subesh Ghimire, Dibya R Koirala, Tej P Gautam, Desh R Sonyok and Chandra P Poudel, Page 225

The Rare Earth Element geochemistry of Mesoproterozoic clastic sedimentary rocks from the Rautgara Formation, Lesser Himalaya: Implications for provenance, mineralogical control and weathering
SA Rashid, Page 226

Slow mass movement in the Kangchenjunga Area, Eastern Nepal Himalaya
Dhananjay Regmi and Teiji Watanabe, Page 227

Contrasting Pressure - Temperature Evolution of Pelitic Schists, Gneisses and Eclogites in Kaghan-Naran Valley, Pakistan Himalaya
Hafiz U Rehman, Hiroshi Yamamoto, Yoshiyuki Kaneko and AB Kausar, Page 229

Paleomagnetic study of the Late Jurassic formations in Northern Qaidam basin and tectonic implications
Shoumai Ren, Zhenyu Yang, Zhiming Sun and Junling Pei, Page 231

Timing of synconvergent extension in NW Himalaya: New geochronological constraints from the Gianbul dome (SE Zanskar)
Martin Robyr, James M Mattinson and Bradley R Hacker, Page 232

The importance of nummulites and assilina in the correlation of middle and upper Eocene rocks
Ghazala Roohi and SRH Baqri, Page 234

The deep process of the collision structure in northern Tibet revealed from investigation of the deep seismic profiles
Gao Rui, Li Qiusheng, Guan Ye, Li Pengwu and Bai Jin, Page 235

Discussion on the dynamic system of China continent in Mesozoic-Cenozoic
Qiu Ruizhao, Zhou Su, Deng Jinfu, Xiao Qinghui, Cai Zhiyong and Liu Cui, Page 236

Maximum extent of the Paleo-Kathmandu Lake in the late Pleistocene on the basis of piedmont gentle slope formation and lacustrine distribution in the Kathmandu basin, Nepal
Kiyoshi Saijo and Kazuo Kimura, Page 239

Middle to late Pleistocene climatic and depositional environmental changes recorded in the drilled core of lacustrine sediments in the Kathmandu Valley, central Nepal
Harutaka Sakai and Members of Paleo-Kathmandu Lake Drilling Project, Page 240

Delta formations associated with high-frequency (annual?) lake-level fluctuations: An example from the uppermost Pleistocene Gokarna Formation, Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
T Sakai, AP Gajurel, H Tabata and BN Upreti, Page 242

Temporal variation of glacial lakes since 1976 in the Great Himalayas revealed by satellite imageries
Nariyuki Sato, Takayuki Shiraiwa and Tomomi Yamada, Page 243

20 Ma of lateral mass transfer around the western Himalayan syntaxis
Eva Schill and William E Holt, Page 244

Occurrence of manganese ores in different tectonic settings in the NW Himalayas, Pakistan
Mohammad T Shah, Page 246

Geodynamics of Chamba Nappe, western Himalaya
BK Sharma, AM Bhola and CS Dubey, Page 247

Geochemistry of biotite, muscovite and tourmaline from Early Palaeozoic granitoids of Kinnaur district, Higher Himachal Himalaya
Brajesh Singh and Santosh Kumar, Page 248

Geology and evaluation of hydrocarbon prospects of Tethyan sediments in Spiti Valley, Spiti and Zanskar, Himanchal Pradesh
Jagmohan Singh, S Mahanti and Kamla Singh, Page 250

Tale of two migmatites and leucogranite generation within the Himalayan Collisional Zone: Evidences from SHRIMP U-Pb zircon ages from Higher Himalayan Metamorphic Belt and Trans-Himalayan Karakoram Metamorphic Belt, India
Sandeep Singh, Mark E Barley and AK Jain, Page 251

Cenozoic structural and metamorphic evolution and geological map and sections of the NW Indian Himalaya
Albrecht Steck, Page 253

On the Himalayan Uplift and Himalayan Corridors
Hideo Tabata, Page 256

Geometric evolution of a plate interface-branch fault system: Its effect on tectonics in Himalaya
Youichiro Takada and Mitsuhiro Matsu'ura, Page 258

Geochemical modeling of the Chilas Complex in the Kohistan Terrane, northern Pakistan
Yutaka Takahashi, Masumi U Mikoshiba, Yuhei Takahashi, Allah Bakhsh Kausar, Tahseenullah Khan and Kazuya Kubo, Page 259

40Ar-39Ar dating of Proterozoic basaltic and granitic rocks in the Nepal Himalaya and their comparison with those in Singbhum area, peninsular India
Yutaka Takigami, Harutaka Sakai, Yuji Orihashi and Kazumi Yokoyama, Page 260

Clay mineralogy and implication for palaeoenvironment of Patala Formation in Salt Range, Lesser Himalayas, Pakistan
Shahina Tariq and SRH Baqri, Page 262

Late quaternary Neotectonic evolution of dun in Garhwal Sub Himalaya
VC Thakur, AK Pandey and N Suresh, Page 263

Paleohydrological reconstruction of molasses sediments from the Siwalik Group along Surai Khola section, West Nepal Himalaya
Prakash D Ulak, Page 264

Role of primary to re-equilibrated fluids during P-T evolution from Nagthat Siliciclastic of Lesser Himalaya, India
Priti Verma and Rajesh Sharma, Page 265

Northeastward growth and uplift of the Tibetan Plateau: Tectonic-sedimentary evolution insights from Cenozoic Hoh Xil, Qaidam and Hexi Corridor basins
Chengshan Wang, Zhifei Liu and Lidong Zhu, Page 266

SHRIMP U-Pb zircon geochronology of the High Himalayan rocks in the Nyalam region, Tibet
Yanbin Wang, Dunyi Liu and Yan Liu, Page 267

SHRIMP zircon ages of orthogneiss from EW-trending gneissic domes in Southern Tibet: Their tectonic implications
Yu Wang and Wencan Liu, Page 268

Calcrete crust formation on the lateral moraine of Batura glacier, Northern Pakistan
Tetsuya Waragai, Page 270

Active landslides on the lateral moraines in the Kanchanjunga Conservation Area, eastern Nepal Himalaya
Teiji Watanabe and Naohiro Nakamura, Page 273

Early aged ophiolites in the Qinghai-Tibet plateau and their tectonic implications
Xiao Xuchang, Wang Jun and Zhang Zhaochong, Page 274

Evolution of Mustang Graben, Tibet Himalayas, due to eastward extrusion of Tibet Plateau in and after the Last Glacial Age
Hiroshi Yagi, Hideaki Maemoku, Yasuhiro Kumahara, Takashi Nakata and Vishnu Dangol, Page 275

Digital sandbox modelling of Indian collision to Eurasia
Yasuhiro Yamada, Atsushi Tanaka and Toshi Matsuoka, Page 277

Lateral variations along the Main Central Thrust in the central Nepal Himalayas: The evidence from chemical maps of garnet
Haruka Yamaguchi and Kazunori Arita, Page 279

Imbricate structure of Luobusa ophiolite, southern Tibet
Hiroshi Yamamoto, S Yamamoto, Y Kaneko, M Terabayashi, T Komiya, Ikuo Katayama and T Iizuka, Page 280

Evolution of the Asian monsoon and the coupled atmosphere-ocean system in the tropics associated with the uplift of the Tibetan Plateau - A simulation with the MRI coupled atmosphere-ocean GCM
Tetsuzo Yasunari, Manabu Abe and Akio Kitoh, Page 282

Structural framework of the westernmost Arunachal Himalaya, NE India
An Yin, Thomas K Kelty, CS Dubey, GE Gehrels, Q Chou, Marty Grove and Oscar Lovera, Page 284

Relationship between the Higher Himalayan Crystalline and Tethyan Sediments in the Kali Gandaki area, western Central Nepal: South Tibetan Detachment revisited
Masaru Yoshida, Sant M Rai, Ananta P Gajurel, Tara N Bhattarai and Bishal N Upreti, Page 285

Commentary on the position of higher Himalayan basement in Proterozoic Gondwanaland
Masaru Yoshida and Bishal N Upreti, Page 286

The geomorphic characteristics of the Minshan Tectonic Belt along the northeast margin of the Tibetan Plateau - A DEM study
Hui ping Zhang, Nong Yang and Shao feng Liu, Page 287

40Ar-39Ar thermochronological evidence for formation and tectonic exhumation of the northern-central segment of the Altyn Tagh Fault System in the Mesozoic, northern Tibetan Plateau
Xuemin Zhang, Yu Wang, Erchie Wang, Qi Li and Guihua Sun, Page 289

Geochemical characteristics and geological significance of the adakites from west Tibet
Cai Zhiyong, Qiu Ruizhao and Xiong Xiaoling, Page 291

Temporal-spatial distribution and implications of peraluminous granites in Tibet
Liao Zhongli, Mo Xuanxue, Pan Guitang, Zhu Dicheng, Wang Liquan, Jiang Xinsheng and Zhao Zhidan, Page 292

Geochronology on Cenozoic volcanic rocks of a profile Linzhou Basin, Tibet, China and their geological implications
Su Zhou, Xuanxue Mo, Guochen Dong, Zhidan Zhao, Ruizhao Qiu, Tieying Guo and Liangliang Wang, Page 294


Author Index
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Guide to Authors
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