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April 22, 2019
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Tibetische Hochebene hob sich später als gedacht

Forscherin der Universität Tübingen setzt die Höhe des Plateaus im Eozän vor 40 Millionen Jahren 1.500 Meter niedriger als heute an Die tibetische Hochebene liegt heute auf einer Höhe von durchschnittlich 4.500 Metern über dem Meeresspiegel und ist die größte … Continue reading

December 20, 2016
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Westerly winds have blown across central Asia for at least 42 million years

The gusting westerly winds that dominate the climate in central Asia, setting the pattern of dryness and location of central Asian deserts, have blown mostly unchanged for 42 million years.

December 1, 2014
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Asian Monsoon Much Older Than Previously Thought

Scientists originally thought the climate pattern began 22-25 million years ago as a result of the uplift of the Tibetan Plateau and the Himalaya Mountains. But UA researchers say that’s not going back far enough. The Asian monsoon already existed … Continue reading

August 10, 2013
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Geochemical ‘fingerprints’ leave evidence that megafloods eroded steep gorge

The Yarlung-Tsangpo River in southern Asia drops rapidly through the Himalaya Mountains on its way to the Bay of Bengal, losing about 7,000 feet of elevation through the precipitously steep Tsangpo Gorge. For the first time, scientists have direct geochemical … Continue reading

July 4, 2013
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Altitude sickness may hinder ethnic integration in the world’s highest places

Ethnic segregation in nations straddling the world’s highest terrains may be reinforced by the biological tolerance different peoples have to altitude, according to one of the first studies to examine the effect of elevation on ethnic demographics. Research from Princeton … Continue reading

November 14, 2012
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Roots of Deadly 2010 India Flood Identified; Findings Could Improve Warnings

On the night of Aug. 5, 2010, as residents slept, water began rushing through Leh, an Indian town in a high desert valley in the Himalayas. Average total rainfall in the area for August is about a half-inch. During this … Continue reading

August 14, 2012
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New Book Explores Noah’s Flood; Says Bible and Science Can Get Along

“I doubt the historic truth about Noah’s Flood will ever be known with certainty. And I don’t think it really matters. The discoveries of science have revealed the world and our universe to be far more spectacular than could have … Continue reading

March 1, 2012
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When Continents Collide: A New Twist To a 50 Million-Year-Old Tale

ANN ARBOR, Mich.— Fifty million years ago, India slammed into Eurasia, a collision that gave rise to the tallest landforms on the planet, the Himalaya Mountains and the Tibetan Plateau. India and Eurasia continue to converge today, though at an … Continue reading