Dr Kai Meng

Kai Meng

Research Staff

Qualifications: PhD Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China; MSc China University of Geosciences, Beijing, China

About Kai

My expertise lies in the field of structural geology, specifically: field mapping and mountain-basin analysis by using low-temperature thermochronological (fission track, (U-Th)/He) and geochronological (U-Pb) methods. I am currently interesting in thermal and exhuamtion history of huge orogens lying in the southern, southeastern Tibet, and their implication on India-Eurasia convergence. I am also doing thermo-tectonic research in the North China area.

Research Interests

Shi, X., Kirby, E., Furlong, K. P., Meng, K., Robinson, R., & Lu, H. (2017). Rapid and punctuated Late Holocene recession of Siling Co, central Tibet. Quaternary Science Reviews, 172, 15-31, doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2017.07.017

Shi, X., Furlong, K. P., Kirby, E., Meng, K., Marrero, S., Gosse, J., Wang, E., & Phillips, F. (2017). Evaluating the size and extent of paleolakes in central Tibet during the late Pleistocene, Geophysical Research Letters, 44(11), 5476-5485, doi: 10.1002/2017GL072686

Meng, K., Wang, E., & Wang, G. (2016). Uplift of the Emei Shan, western Sichuan Basin: Implication for eastward propagation of the Tibetan Plateau in Early Miocene. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 115, 29-39, doi: 10.1016/j.jseaes.2015.09.020

Wang, E., Kamp, P. J. J., Xu, G., Hodges, K. V., Meng, K., Chen, L., Wang, G., & Luo, H. (2015). Flexural bending of southern Tibet in a retro foreland setting. Scientific Reports, 5, 12076, doi: 10.1038/srep12076 

Shi, X., Kirby, E., Furlong, K. P., Meng, K., Robinson, R., & Wang, E. (2015). Crustal strength in central Tibet determined from Holocene shoreline deflection around Siling Co. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 423, 145-154, doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2015.05.002

Wang, E., Meng, K., Su, Z., Meng, Q., Chu, J. J., Chen, Z., Wang, G., Shi, X., & Liang, X. (2014). Block rotation: Tectonic response of the Sichuan basin to the southeastward growth of the Tibetan Plateau along the Xianshuihe-Xiaojiang fault. Tectonics, 33, 686-718, doi: 10.1002/2013TC003337