Causes of recent Himalayan uplift deduced from deposited patterns in the Ganges basin

@article{Burbank1992CausesOR,
  title={Causes of recent Himalayan uplift deduced from deposited patterns in the Ganges basin},
  author={Douglas W. Burbank},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1992},
  volume={357},
  pages={680-683}
}
THE hypothesis1 that late Cenozoic uplift of many of the world's mountain ranges was a response to climate change rather than to tectonic processes is based on the premise that enhanced erosion in an altered climate led to a reduction in both the total mass of a mountain range and its mean elevation. This reduction was coeval with increased regional relief and with passive isostatic uplift of the remaining summits. The hypothesis is difficult to evaluate because both climate and tectonic forces… CONTINUE READING
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