Continent-Ocean Interactions Within East Asian Marginal Seas by Peter Clift, Wolfgang Kuhnt, Pinxian Wang, Dennis E. Hayes

By Peter Clift, Wolfgang Kuhnt, Pinxian Wang, Dennis E. Hayes

Published through the yankee Geophysical Union as a part of the Geophysical Monograph Series.

The examine of the advanced interactions among continents and oceans has turn into a number one zone for twenty first century earth cience. during this quantity, continent?ocean interactions in tectonics, arc-continent collision, sedimentology, and climatic volution in the East Asian Marginal Seas take priority. hyperlinks among oceanic and continental weather, the sedimentology of coastal and shelf components, and the hyperlinks among deformation of continental and oceanic lithosphere also are discussed.
As an creation to the technology awarded in the course of the quantity, Wang discusses some of the attainable interactions among the tectonic evolution of Asia and either nearby and worldwide weather. He speculates that uplift of vital Asia within the Pliocene can have caused the formation of a few of the significant rivers that drain north via Siberia into the Arctic Ocean. He additionally argues that it's the supply of this clean water that enables the formation of sea ice in that quarter and brought on the beginning of Northern Hemispheric glaciation. this can be the most dramatic ways that Asia has formed the Earth's weather and represents a substitute for the opposite competing types that experience formerly emphasised the position of oceanic gateway closure in imperative the USA. in addition, his suggestion for significant uplift of at the least a part of Tibet and Mongolia as overdue because the Pliocene, in line with the heritage of drainage evolution in Siberia, helps fresh facts from the southern Tarim Basin and from the Qilian Shan and Qaidam and Jiuxi Basins in northeast Tibet that point out floor uplift at the moment. Constraining the timing and styles of Tibetan floor uplift is essential to checking out competing types for pressure lodging in Asia following India?Asia collision.


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Many investiga­ tors working in East-SE Asia do not realise that the Late Cretaceous-Cenozoic position of "stable" Eurasia is based largely on studies of the British early Paleogene North Atlantic Igneous Province (NAIP) (Figure 2 ) ; there are basically no data available from other parts of stable Eurasia (central and eastern Europe and western, central and northern Asia). y. 2. R E L I A N C E O N T H E N A I P POLES Paleomagnetic studies of the European part of the N A I P (part of the terrain is also present to the west of the N E Atlantic spreading ridge in Greenland) were first reported more than Figure 1.

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