Tectonic Uplift and Climate Change

Tectonic Uplift and Climate Change

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Summarizes the current status of the new hypothesis in geoscience that long-term cooling and glaciation are controlled by plateau and mountain uplift through their effect on the carbon cycle and atmospheric CO 2, with contributions from fields including geology, geophysics, atmospheric sciences, geoINTRODUCTION: PLATE TECTONIC SETTING With the exception of the Mediterranean and Red Sea littorals. ... more than l4 of northward movement.1 However, the rate of drift toward the Eurasian and Indian -Arabian boundaries has not been ... velocity of the southern African portion of the Somalia plate is predicted as some 3-4 mm/year in an eastward direction. ... of Pacific -North American kinematic changes to the African plate via coupling along the North American -African plateanbsp;...

Title:Tectonic Uplift and Climate Change
Author:William F. Ruddiman
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 1997-10-31


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