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Monsoon Evolution and Tectonics-Climate Linkage in Asia

Product Code: SP342
Series: GSL Special Publications
Author/Editor: Edited by P D Clift, R Tada and H Zheng
Publication Date: 27 September 2010
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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.

Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN: 1-86239-310-9
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 978-1-86239-310-3
Publisher: GSL
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 312
Weight: 0.95 kg

Contents

CLIFT, P. D., TADA, R. & ZHENG, H. Monsoon evolution and tectonics–climate linkage in Asia: an
introduction

CHEN, M.-T., CHANG, Y.-P., YU, P.-S. & SHIAO, L.-J. Marine records of East Asian monsoon
variability over the past 5 Ma

DE, S., SARKAR, S. & GUPTA, A. K. Orbital and suborbital variability in the equatorial Indian
Ocean as recorded in sediments of the Maldives Ridge (ODP Hole 716A) during the past 444 ka

LU, H.,WANG, X.&LI, L. Aeolian sediment evidence that global cooling has driven late Cenozoic
stepwise aridification in Asia

TADA, R., ZHENG, H., SUGIURA, N., ISOZAKI, Y., HASEGAWA, H., SUN, Y., YANG, W., WANG,
K. & TOYODA, S. Desertification and dust emission history of the Tarim Basin and its relation to the
uplift of northern Tibet

ZHENG, H., TADA, R., JIA, J., LAWRENCE, C. &WANG, K. Cenozoic sediments in the southern
Tarim Basin: implications for the uplift of northern Tibet and evolution of the Taklimakan Desert

SUN, Y., AN, Z. & CLEMENS, S. C. Non-stationary response of Plio-Pleistocene East Asian winter
monsoon variation to ice volume forcing

STEVENS, T. & LU, H. Radiometric dating of the late Quaternary summer monsoon on the Loess
Plateau, China

SAKAI, T., SANEYOSHI, M., TANAKA, S., SAWADA, Y., NAKATSUKASA, M., MBUA, E. &
ISHIDA, H. Climate shift recorded at around 10 Ma in Miocene succession of Samburu Hills,
northern Kenya Rift, and its significance

HUH, Y. Estimation of atmospheric CO2 uptake by silicate weathering in the Himalayas and the
Tibetan Plateau: a review of existing fluvial geochemical data

SANYAL, P. & SINHA, R. Evolution of the Indian summer monsoon: synthesis of continental
records

CLIFT, P. D., GIOSAN, L., CARTER, A., GARZANTI, E., GALY, V., TABREZ, A. R., PRINGLE, M.,
CAMPBELL, I. H., FRANCE-LANORD, C., BLUSZTAJN, J., ALLEN, C., ALIZAI, A., LÜCKGE, A.,
DANISH, M.&RABBANI, M. M. Monsoon control over erosion patterns in the Western Himalaya:
possible feed-back into the tectonic evolution

VAN HOANG, L., CLIFT, P. D., SCHWAB, A. M., HUUSE, M., NGUYEN, D. A. & ZHEN, S.
Large-scale erosional response of SE Asia to monsoon evolution reconstructed from sedimentary
records of the Song Hong-Yinggehai and Qiongdongnan basins, South China Sea

WAN, S., CLIFT, P. D., LI, A., LI, T. & YIN, X. Geochemical records in the South China Sea:
implications for East Asian summer monsoon evolution over the last 20 Ma

MOTOI, T. & CHAN, W.-L. Colder Subarctic Pacific with larger sea ice caused by closure of the
Central American Seaway and its influence on East Asian monsoon: a climate model study

LUNT, D. J., FLECKER, R.& CLIFT, P. D. The impacts of Tibetan uplift on palaeoclimate proxies 273
KITOH, A., MOTOI, T. & ARAKAWA, O. Climate modelling study on mountain uplift and Asian
monsoon evolution

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