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    Monsoon control over erosion patterns in the Western Himalaya: possible feed-backs into the tectonic evolution

    Clift, P.D. and Giosan, L. and Carter, Andrew and Garzanti, E. and Galy, V. and Tabrez, A.R. and Pringle, M. and Campbell, I.H. and France-Lanord, C. and Blusztajn, J. and Allen, C. and Alizai, A. and Lückge, D.M. and Rabbani, M.M. (2010) Monsoon control over erosion patterns in the Western Himalaya: possible feed-backs into the tectonic evolution. In: Clift, P.D. and Tada, R. and Zheng, H. (eds.) Monsoon evolution and tectonic-climate linkage in Asia. GSL Special Publications 342. London, UK: Geological Society of London, pp. 185-218. ISBN 9781862393103.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: The Earth’s climate varies through geological time as a result of external, orbital processes, as well as the positions of continents, growth of mountains and the opening and closure of oceanic gateways. Climate modelling suggests that the intensity of the Asian monsoon should correlate, at least in part, with the uplift history of the Tibetan Plateau and the Himalaya, as well as the evolution of gateways and the retreat of shallow seas in Central Asia. Long-term reconstructions of both mountain building and monsoon activity are key to testing the proposed links. This collection of papers presents a series of new studies documenting the variations of the Asian monsoon on orbital and tectonic timescales, together with the impact this has had on environmental conditions. The issue of which proxies are best suited to measuring monsoons is addressed, as is the effect that the monsoon has had on erosion and the formation of the stratigraphic record both on and offshore.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Science > Earth and Planetary Sciences
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2013 16:15
    Last Modified: 11 Oct 2016 11:55
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/8547

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