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Late Pleistocene sedimentary history of multiple glacially dammed lake episodes along the Yarlung-Tsangpo river, southeast Tibet

Huang, Shao-Yi and Chen, Yue-Gau and Burr, George S. and Jaiswal, Manoj K. and Lin, Yunung Nina and Yin, Gongming and Liu, Jingwei and Zhao, Shujun and Cao, Zhongquan (2014) Late Pleistocene sedimentary history of multiple glacially dammed lake episodes along the Yarlung-Tsangpo river, southeast Tibet. Quaternary Research, 82 (2). pp. 430-440. ISSN 0033-5894. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20141113-094015033

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Abstract

We present a reconstructed lithologic column compiled from a series of lacustrine outcrops along a tributary of the Nyang River, a major tributary of the Yarlung-Tsangpo in southeast Tibet. The deposits were preserved between terraces at altitudes of 2950–3100 m asl. The stratigraphic record features at least two sets of coarsening-upward sequences depicting episodic aggradation and progradation of a glacially dammed lake related delta. Recognized facies changes illustrate the evolution cycles of depositional environments from pro-delta, delta front, to delta plain. Radiocarbon and optically stimulated luminescence dates reveal an aging-downward trend in stratigraphic order and provide an approximate timeline for the formation of glacially dammed lakes in late Pleistocene. This result reflects that the Zelunglung Glacier had progressively advanced to block the Yarlung-Tsangpo river and the dam materials had stepwise stacked up to an altitude of 3095 m asl during Marine Oxygen Isotope Stages 4 to 2.


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Chen, Yue-Gau0000-0002-8693-583X
Additional Information:© 2014 University of Washington. Published by Elsevier Inc. Received 29 April 2013; Available online 16 July 2014. We are grateful to the Institute of Geology, China Earthquake Administration and Seismological Bureau of Tibet Autonomous Region for the support and logistic arrangements. We also thank Ya-Lin Chen, Ling-Ho Chung, and Kuang-Yin Lai for their valuable field assistance. We appreciate Prof. David Montgomery and Juergen Herget for their thorough reviews and valuable comments which greatly improved the manuscript. This project is financially supported by the National Science Council Taiwan under the grant number 96-2116-M-002-001-MY3.
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Institute of GeologyUNSPECIFIED
China Earthquake AdministrationUNSPECIFIED
Seismological Bureau of Tibet Autonomous RegionUNSPECIFIED
National Science Council Taiwan96-2116-M-002-001-MY3
Subject Keywords:Glacier-dammed lake; Yarlung-Tsangpo; Zelunglung Glacier; Tibet
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Official Citation:Shao-Yi Huang, Yue-Gau Chen, George S. Burr, Manoj K. Jaiswal, Yunung Nina Lin, Gongming Yin, Jingwei Liu, Shujun Zhao, Zhongquan Cao, Late Pleistocene sedimentary history of multiple glacially dammed lake episodes along the Yarlung-Tsangpo river, southeast Tibet, Quaternary Research, Volume 82, Issue 2, September 2014, Pages 430-440, ISSN 0033-5894, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.yqres.2014.06.001. (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0033589414000714)
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