Hi guest, Register | Login | Contact Us
Welcome to Phayul.com - Our News Your Views
Tue 12, Dec 2017 05:46 PM (IST)
Search:     powered by Google
 MENU
Home
News
Photo News
Opinions
Statements &
Press Releases

Book Reviews
Movie Reviews
Interviews
Travels
Health
Obituaries
News Discussions
News Archives
Download photos from Tibet
 Latest Stories
Dalai Lama arrives in Mundgod, visits Drepung Monastery
Tibetans hold mass solidarity rally on on Worlds Human rights day in New York
Tibetan Youth Congress condemn Chinese Foreign Minister's visit to India
Combine modern education with the insights of ancient Indian knowledge: Dalai Lama
Senior Himachal BJP leader seeks Bharat Ratna for Dalai Lama
Peace must come through inner peace: Dalai Lama in Mumbai
President Sangay lobbies in US, meets politicians
Tibet Fund confirms 1.5 million USD loan to grant agreement
Gere testifies before Congress on Tibet issue, lauds support
Dalai Lama leaves on 20-day tour of South India
 Latest Photo News
Tibetans participate in a candle light vigil to mourn the passing away of Chinese activist Liu Xiaobo in China, TCV Day School, July 14, 2017 Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
His Holiness the Dalai Lama leaves for Gaggal airport, June 11, 2017. The Tibetan leader is scheduled to give a public talk on "Embracing the Beauty of Diversity in our World" at the University of California San Diego on June 16, 2017. Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
His Holiness the Dalai Lama bestows the chenrezig empowerment, Theckchen Choeling, McLeod Ganj, May 27, 2017 Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
more photos »
Advertisement
Solving the mystery of the Tibetan Plateau
Phayul[Friday, November 04, 2005 22:30]
Edmonton, Alberta November 04, 2005 - A University of Alberta physicist who helped solve the mystery of how the Tibetan Plateau became so elevated is still uncovering information about the region.

Several years ago Dr. Martyn Unsworth and a team of scientists from China and the United States used low-frequency radio waves to discover the mid-crust of the plateau is like a big waterbed. The hot, molten rocks supporting the plateau are less dense than cold rocks, which means they slowly rise. That discovery provides an explanation for how the whole of Tibet might rise over millions and millions of years.

Unsworth has since learned that geological makeup is typical of the whole length of the Himalaya, not just a small region.

Dubbed the roof of the world, the plateau contains not just Mount Everest, but nearly all of Earth's territory higher than 13,125 feet. The area, formed when India rammed into Asia about 50 million years ago, is considered a showcase of plate tectonics.
Unsworth's latest findings appear in the current edition of the scientific journal Nature.
(UPI)

Print Send Bookmark and Share
  Readers' Comments »
Preserve it before discovering its mystery (Bhote)
Your Comments

 Other Stories
Science and spirituality will merge during Dalai Lama's Stanford University visit Meditating on the mind
Buddha’s Warriors: The Story of the CIA-backed Tibetan Freedom Fighters
Demonstrators protest Bombardier railway project in Tibet
I Never Aspired to the Post of Kalon Tripa: Gyari Rinpoche
Potala Palace bans roof tour
Solving the mystery of the Tibetan Plateau
Advertisement
Advertisement
Photo Galleries
Advertisement
Phayul.com does not endorse the advertisements placed on the site. It does not have any control over the google ads. Please send the URL of the ads if found objectionable to editor@phayul.com
Copyright © 2004-2017 Phayul.com   feedback | advertise | contact us
Powered by Lateng Online
Advertisement