Reorganization of the western Himalayan river system after five million years ago

  title={Reorganization of the western Himalayan river system after five million years ago},
  author={Peter D. Clift and Jerzy Blusztajn},
Uplift of mountains driven by tectonic forces can influence regional climate as well as regional drainage patterns, which in turn control the discharge of eroded sediment to the ocean. But the nature of the interactions between tectonic forces, climate and drainage evolution remains contested. Here we reconstruct the erosional discharge from the Indus river over the past 30 million years using seismic reflection data obtained from drill core samples from the Arabian Sea and neodymium isotope… 
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  • P. Clift
  • Environmental Science, Geography
    Progress in Earth and Planetary Science
  • 2017
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