What controls the contrasting lithospheric structure beneath the western and central–eastern Tibetan plateau?

Pengpeng Huangfu1, Zhong-Hai Li1, Weiming Fan2, Kai-Jun Zhang1 and Taras Gerya3, (1)Key Laboratory of Computational Geodynamics, College of Earth Sciences, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, (2)Key Laboratory of Continental Collision and Plateau Uplift, Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, (3)ETH Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland