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Rapid Uplift is an earth sciences oriented blog focusing on geology, evolution and environmental and climatic changes.
That giant organism is slowly giving up its deepest secrets.
From the November 2009 issue of Sedimentology : The Great Barrier Reef: a 700 000 year diagenetic history - Colin J. R. Braithwaite and Lucien F. Montaggioni
Most people rightly tend to think of the Great Barrier Reef as a living wonder. But the current living ecosystem, the coral communities and associated faunal and floral assemblages have been built on a foundation of a community of dead corals. And that ancient community when........ Read more »
BRAITHWAITE, C., & MONTAGGIONI, L. (2009) The Great Barrier Reef: a 700 000 year diagenetic history. Sedimentology, 56(6), 1591-1622. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-3091.2008.00982.x
Recent works shows that the river Yamuna and Sutlej shifted course away from the river Ghaggar, also identified as river Sarasvati by early Holocene. His has implications in understanding Harappan civilization water use and agriculture and also informs about the culture wars surrounds the origin of Vedic Aryans... Read more »
Clift, P., Carter, A., Giosan, L., Durcan, J., Duller, G., Macklin, M., Alizai, A., Tabrez, A., Danish, M., VanLaningham, S.... (2012) U-Pb zircon dating evidence for a Pleistocene Sarasvati River and capture of the Yamuna River. Geology. DOI: 10.1130/G32840.1
A summary of geomorphologic reconstruction of the Fluvial landscapes in northwest India and Pakistan and their link to the Harappan civilization along with some comments on the glacial Saraswati controversy... Read more »
Giosan, L., Clift, P., Macklin, M., Fuller, D., Constantinescu, S., Durcan, J., Stevens, T., Duller, G., Tabrez, A., Gangal, K.... (2012) PNAS Plus: Fluvial landscapes of the Harappan civilization. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1112743109
Clarification of the stratigraphy and structure of the Lesser Himalayas of the Kumaon region of Uttarkhand... Read more »
Celerier, J., Harrison, T., Webb, A., & Yin, A. (2009) The Kumaun and Garwhal Lesser Himalaya, India: Part 1. Structure and stratigraphy. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 121(9-10), 1262-1280. DOI: 10.1130/B26344.1
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