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Tectonic Uplift and Climate Change - William F. Ruddiman

Tectonic Uplift and Climate Change

By: William F. Ruddiman (Editor)

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A significant advance in climatological scholarship, Tectonic Uplift and Climate Change is a multidisciplinary effort to summarize the current status of a new theory steadily gaining acceptance in geoscience circles: that long-term cooling and glaciation are controlled by plateau and mountain uplift. Researchers in many diverse fields, from geology to paleobotany, present data that substantiate this hypothesis. The volume covers most of the key, dramatic transformations of the Earth's surface.

`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)

Introduction to the Uplift - Climate Connection
The When and Where of the Growth of the Himalaya and the Tibetan Plateau
Variability in Age of Initial Shortening and Uplift in the Central Andes, 16-30[degrees]30'S
Late Neogene Uplift in Eastern and Southern Africa and its Paleoclimatic Implications
Mountains and Midlatitude Aridity
The Effects of Uplift on Ocean-Atmosphere Circulation
Possible Effects of Cenozoic Uplift and CO[subscript 2] Lowering on Global and Regional Hydrology
The Impact of Tibet-Himalayan Elevation on the Sensitivity of the Monsoon Climate System to Changes in Solar Radiation
Testing the Climatic Effects of Orography and CO[subscript 2] with General Circulation and Biome Models
Fluvial Sediment Discharge to the Sea and the Importance of Regional Tectonics
The Effect of Late Cenozoic Glaciation and Tectonic Uplift on Silicate Weathering Rates and the Marine [superscript 87]Sr/[superscript 86]Sr Record
Himalayan Weathering and Erosion Fluxes: Climate and Tectonic Controls
Late Cenozoic Vegetation Change, Atmospheric CO[subscript 2], and Tectonics
Chemical Weathering Yields from Basement and Orogenic Terrains in Hot and Cold Climates
Silicate Weathering and Climate
Carbon Cycle Models - How Strong Are the Constraints?
Os Isotope Record in a Cenozoic Deep-Sea Core: Its Relation to Global Tectonics and Climate
Global Chemical Erosion during the Cenozoic: Weatherability Balances the Budgets
The Marine [superscript 57]Sr/[superscript 86]Sr and [delta][superscript 18] Records, Himalayan Alkalinity Fluxes and Cenozoic Climate Models
The Uplift-Climate Connection: A Synthesis
Index
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ISBN: 9780306456428
ISBN-10: 0306456427
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 535
Published: 31st October 1997
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 1.37