A further twist to the latter is that one such capture event, that of the Yarlung Tsangpo by the Brahmaputra, has potentially resulted in extremely rapid recent exhumation of the Indian plate metamorphic rocks of the Namche Barwa Eastern syntaxis by focused weakening of the crust due to very rapid fluvial incision and erosive thinning of strong upper crust due to the capture event (erosion-tectonic coupling model, Zeitler et al.
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Geochronology and Precambrian tectonic evolution of the Namche Barwa complex from the eastern Himalayan syntaxis, Tibet.