Articles | Volume 10, issue 6
Research article
01 Dec 2022
Research article |  | 01 Dec 2022

Response of modern fluvial sediments to regional tectonic activity along the upper Min River, eastern Tibet

Wei Shi, Hanchao Jiang, Hongyan Xu, Siyuan Ma, Jiawei Fan, Siqi Zhang, Qiaoqiao Guo, and Xiaotong Wei

Data sets

Grain size component, Relief & hillslope angle along the upper Min River Wei Shi

Short summary
Alpine valleys reduce the preservation potential of Quaternary sediment in bedrock valley regions, which seriously hinders the study of modern tectonic activity. We report a new method to reveal regional tectonic activity by analyzing fluvial sediments in tectonically active regions. Our analyses identify three segments of different tectonic activities along the upper Min River, eastern Tibet. This method provides a key framework to reveal tectonic activity in other regions of the world.