Tectonic Uplift and Climate Change

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A significant contribution to climatological scholarship, Tectonic Uplift and Climate Change is a multidisciplinary effort to summarize the current status of new hypothesis gaining increasing acceptance in geoscience circles: long-term cooling and glaciation are mainly controlled by plateau and mountain uplift through their effect on the carbon cycle and atmospheric CO[subscript 2]. Researchers in fields as diverse as geology, geophysics, atmospheric sciences, geochemistry, sedimentation/geomorphology, ...
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Overview

A significant contribution to climatological scholarship, Tectonic Uplift and Climate Change is a multidisciplinary effort to summarize the current status of new hypothesis gaining increasing acceptance in geoscience circles: long-term cooling and glaciation are mainly controlled by plateau and mountain uplift through their effect on the carbon cycle and atmospheric CO[subscript 2]. Researchers in fields as diverse as geology, geophysics, atmospheric sciences, geochemistry, sedimentation/geomorphology, paleoceanography, and paleobotany present data and models that address and evaluate this premise.
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'Scientists will get ideas from reading this book. They will also find interdisciplinary research that has been successful in stimulating new thought and targeting important issues, and which emphasizes the role of such interdisciplinary research in science today.'
Nature
'This volume could be used to supplement interdisciplinary advanced undergraduate or graduate courses discussing climate and climate change on geological timescales...Will enhance the collections of all college and university libraries.'
Choice (July/August 1998)
'It was a delight to review this book...professionally produced, with excellent figures and well indexed...excellent text that no science library should be without... excellent background reading for earth scientists who are interested in the nature of palaeoenvironmental change and tectonics throughout Cenozoic times...great resource for both teaching and research...'
Quaternary Science Reviews, 18 (1999)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781461377191
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 4/30/2013
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1997
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 535

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction to the Uplift - Climate Connection
Ch. 2 The When and Where of the Growth of the Himalaya and the Tibetan Plateau
Ch. 3 Variability in Age of Initial Shortening and Uplift in the Central Andes, 16-30[degrees]30'S
Ch. 4 Late Neogene Uplift in Eastern and Southern Africa and its Paleoclimatic Implications
Ch. 5 Mountains and Midlatitude Aridity
Ch. 6 The Effects of Uplift on Ocean-Atmosphere Circulation
Ch. 7 Possible Effects of Cenozoic Uplift and CO[subscript 2] Lowering on Global and Regional Hydrology
Ch. 8 The Impact of Tibet-Himalayan Elevation on the Sensitivity of the Monsoon Climate System to Changes in Solar Radiation
Ch. 9 Testing the Climatic Effects of Orography and CO[subscript 2] with General Circulation and Biome Models
Ch. 10 Fluvial Sediment Discharge to the Sea and the Importance of Regional Tectonics
Ch. 11 The Effect of Late Cenozoic Glaciation and Tectonic Uplift on Silicate Weathering Rates and the Marine [superscript 87]Sr/[superscript 86]Sr Record
Ch. 12 Himalayan Weathering and Erosion Fluxes: Climate and Tectonic Controls
Ch. 13 Late Cenozoic Vegetation Change, Atmospheric CO[subscript 2], and Tectonics
Ch. 14 Chemical Weathering Yields from Basement and Orogenic Terrains in Hot and Cold Climates
Ch. 15 Silicate Weathering and Climate
Ch. 16 Carbon Cycle Models - How Strong Are the Constraints?
Ch. 17 Os Isotope Record in a Cenozoic Deep-Sea Core: Its Relation to Global Tectonics and Climate
Ch. 18 Global Chemical Erosion during the Cenozoic: Weatherability Balances the Budgets
Ch. 19 The Marine [superscript 57]Sr/[superscript 86]Sr and [delta][superscript 18] Records, Himalayan Alkalinity Fluxes and Cenozoic Climate Models
Ch. 20 The Uplift-Climate Connection: A Synthesis
Index
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