Tectonic Uplift and Climate Change

  • William F. Ruddiman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. William F. Ruddiman, Warren L. Prell
      Pages 3-15
  3. Evidence of Cenozoic Uplift

  4. General Circulation Model Studies of Uplift Effects on Climate

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Anthony J. Broccoli, Syukuro Manabe
      Pages 89-121
    3. David Rind, Gary Russell, William F. Ruddiman
      Pages 123-147
    4. John E. Kutzbach, William F. Ruddiman, Warren L. Prell
      Pages 149-170
    5. William F. Ruddiman, John E. Kutzbach, I. Colin Prentice
      Pages 203-235
  5. Geological and Geochemical Evidence of Uplift Effects on Weathering and CO2

  6. Synthesis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 470-470
    2. William F. Ruddiman, Maureen E. Raymo, Warren L. Prell, John E. Kutzbach
      Pages 471-515
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 517-535

About this book


A significant advance in climatological scholarship, Tectonic Uplift and Climate Change is a multidisciplinary effort to summarize the current status of a new theory steadily gaining acceptance in geoscience circles: that long-term cooling and glaciation are controlled by plateau and mountain uplift. Researchers in many diverse fields, from geology to paleobotany, present data that substantiate this hypothesis. The volume covers most of the key, dramatic transformations of the Earth's surface.


Weather atmosphere climate climate change tectonics vegetation

Editors and affiliations

  • William F. Ruddiman
    • 1
  1. 1.University of VirginiaCharlottesvilleUSA

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