Effect of orogeny, plate motion and land–sea distribution on Eurasian climate change over the past 30 million years

  title={Effect of orogeny, plate motion and land–sea distribution on Eurasian climate change over the past 30 million years},
  author={Gilles Ramstein and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Fluteau and Jean Besse and Sylvie Joussaume},
The Eurasian climates of today, 10 million and 3O million years ago are simulated using an atmospheric general circulation model that incorporates realistic continental geography and epicontinental sea distributions. The resulting climates compare well with various palaeoclimate records. The retreat of the Paratethys–an epicontinental sea–shifts the central Asian climate from temperate to continental conditions, and plays as important a role as uplift of the Himalayan/Tibetan plateau in driving… 
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