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Academic Journal of Environment & Earth Science, 2021, 3(2); doi: 10.25236/AJEE.2021.030201.

Research progress of Yarlung Zangbo ophiolite


Li Jiang

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Li Jiang

College of Earth Science and Engineering,Shandong University of Science and Technology, Qingdao, Shandong, 266590, China


Ophiolite is a relic of the paleo oceanic crust preserved on the earth continent. It preserves a lot of important evidences in the process of crust-mantle interaction and records information about oceanic lithospheric dynamics and geotectonics. It has always been a research hotspot in the field of geology. Especially in recent years, the ophiolite has made a lot of important progress in the global lithospheric evolution, ocean-continent transition history in different geological periods and geodynamics, which has aroused great research enthusiasm in the field of geology. The Yarlung Zangbo ophiolite is the most important ophiolite in China.However, the tectonic setting, rock composition and genesis of the Yarlung Zangbo ophiolite are still controversial. This paper expounds the Yarlung Zangbo ophiolite from three aspects: brief history, characteristics and existing problems, so as to promote the Yarlung Zangbo ophiolite to the international academic circles.


Ophiolite, Yarlung Zangbo, Tectonic setting, Forming age, Emplacement age

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Li Jiang. Research progress of Yarlung Zangbo ophiolite. Academic Journal of Environment & Earth Science (2021) Vol. 3 Issue 2: 1-8. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJEE.2021.030201.


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