Glaciation as a destructive and constructive control on mountain building

@article{Thomson2010GlaciationAA,
  title={Glaciation as a destructive and constructive control on mountain building},
  author={S. Thomson and M. Brandon and J. Tomkin and P. Reiners and Cristi{\'a}n V{\'a}squez and N. Wilson},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2010},
  volume={467},
  pages={313-317}
}
Theoretical analysis predicts that enhanced erosion related to late Cenozoic global cooling can act as a first-order influence on the internal dynamics of mountain building, leading to a reduction in orogen width and height. The strongest response is predicted in orogens dominated by highly efficient alpine glacial erosion, producing a characteristic pattern of enhanced erosion on the windward flank of the orogen and maximum elevation controlled by glacier equilibrium line altitude, where long… Expand
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