Paleogene Mountains, Rivers, Lakes,… and Isotopes – #365papers – 2017 – 46

#365papers for February 15, 2017

Davis, Mulch, Carroll, Horton, and chamberlain, 2009, Paleogene landscape evolution of the central North American Cordillera: Developing topography and hydrology in the Laramide foreland: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 121, p. 100-116.

What’s it about?

This paper uses isotopes of oxygen, carbon, and strontium from multiple areas along the east edge and middle of the Rocky Mountains to explore the timing of the uplift of the Rockies, and to understand how the new mountains affected climate locally.

Why does it matter?

This paper helps us better understand how mountains uplift, and what effects such uplift might have on climate and river drainage. This then can help us better understand the overall environment when we think about how mountain building events

Why did I read this?

This paper deals with regions, rock units, and ages that I am actively doing isotopic research within. It seemed a bit natural to give it a read.

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