Building mountainous islands in South-East Asia: a multi-faceted climate cooling process

by Pierre Maffre

From the  University of California, Berkeley

Hosted by Chloé Markussen Marcilly

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South-East Asian islands, also called in climate sciences the Maritime
Continent, is the archipelago located between Australia and continental
South-East Asia. Most of those islands have emerged in the last 15
million years, and there is evidence for intensified uplift and
exhumation during the same period.
This emergence and uplift have multiple consequences: exposure of
"fresh" relatively mafic bedrock, including ophiolites, intensification
of global erosion... It also affected ocean and atmosphere dynamics on a
global scale. All of this "facets" have impacted the efficiency of
silicate weathering, mostly in the sense of global climate cooling.
Published Sep. 15, 2022 11:04 AM - Last modified Nov. 21, 2022 10:59 AM