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Continent-Ocean Interactions within East Asian Marginal Seas

Series: Geophysical Monograph Series Volume: 149

By: Peter D Clift(Editor), Wolfgang Kuhnt(Editor), Pinxian Wang(Editor), Dennis E Hayes(Editor)

346 pages, colour & b/w illustrations, colour & b/w maps

American Geophysical Union

Hardback | Jan 2004 | #232177 | ISBN: 0875904149
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The study of the complex interactions between continents and oceans has become a leading area for 21st century earth cience. In Continent-Ocean Interactions within East Asian Marginal Seas, continent – ocean interactions in tectonics, arc-continent collision, sedimentology, and climatic volution within the East Asian Marginal Seas take precedence. Links between oceanic and continental climate, the sedimentology of coastal and shelf areas, and the links between deformation of continental and oceanic lithosphere are also discussed.

As an introduction to the science presented throughout Continent-Ocean Interactions within East Asian Marginal Seas, Wang discusses many of the possible interactions between the tectonic evolution of Asia and both regional and global climate. He speculates that uplift of central Asia in the Pliocene may have triggered the formation of many of the major rivers that drain north through Siberia into the Arctic Ocean. He also argues that it is the delivery of this fresh water that allows the formation of sea ice in that area and triggered the start of Northern Hemispheric glaciation. This may be one of the most dramatic ways in which Asia has shaped the Earth's climate and represents an alternative to the other competing models that have previously emphasized the role of oceanic gateway closure in Central America. Moreover, his proposal for major uplift of at least part of Tibet and Mongolia as late as the Pliocene, based on the history of drainage evolution in Siberia, supports recent data from the southern Tarim Basin and from the Qilian Shan and Qaidam and Jiuxi Basins in northeast Tibet that indicate surface uplift at that time. Constraining the timing and patterns of Tibetan surface uplift is crucial to testing competing models for strain accommodation in Asia following India – Asia collision.


      Peter Clift, Wolfgang Kuhnt, Pinxian Wang, and Dennis Hayes vii

Cenozoic Deformation and the History of Sea-Land Interactions in Asia
      Pinxian Wang 1

Tectonic Interactions
Problem of Positioning Paleogene Eurasia: A Review; Efforts t o Resolve the Issue; Implications for the India-Asia Collision
      Jason R. AH and Jonathan C. Aitchison 23
Reconstructing the Lost Eastern Tethys Ocean Basin: Convergence of the SE Asian Margin and Marine Gateways
      Christian Heine, Dietmar Muller, and Carmen Gaina 37
Sundaland Basins
      Robert Hall and Christopher K. Morley 55
Formation of the Japan and Kuril Basins in the Late Tertiary
      Eiichi Honza, Hidekazu Tokuyama, and Wonn Soh 87
Experimental Constraints on Cenozoic Development of Ying-Qiong Basin in NW South China Sea
      Zhen Sun, Zhihong Zhong, Di Zhou, Xeulin Qiu, and Xuxuan Li 109
Seafloor Spreading Anomalies in the South China Sea Revisited
      Udo Barckhausen and Hans A. Roeser 121

Interactions During Arc Collision
Geodynamic Context of the Taiwan Orogene
      Jean-Claude Sibuet, Shu-Kun Hsu, and Eric Debayle 127
An Under-filled Foreland Basin in the Northern South China Sea off Southeast Taiwan: Incipient Collision and Foreland Sedimentation
      Ho-ShingYu 159

Sedimentary Interactions
High-Resolution Seismic Reflection Studies of Late Quaternary Sediments in the Eastern Yellow Sea
      Young Jae Shinn, Sung Kwun Chough, Jae Woo Kim, Sang Hoon Lee, Jusan Woo, Jae Hwa Jin, Se Yeol Hwang, Seong Ho Choi, and Man Cheol Suh 175
Formation of a Mud Belt and Sand Ridges During Holocene Sea-level Rise, Southeastern Yellow Sea
      Jae Hwa Jin and Sung Kwun Chough  193
Late Quaternary Sedimentation in the Eastern Continental Margin of the Korean Peninsula
      Sang Hoon Lee, Jang Jun Bahk, and Sung Kwun Chough 205
Sediment Supply, Tectonic Subsidence, and Basin-Filling Patterns Across the Southwestern South China Sea During Pliocene to Recent Time
      Mychal R. Murray and Steven L. Dorobek 235

Climatic Continent-Ocean Interactions
Marine Sedimentary Evidence for Monsoon Strengthening, Tibetan Uplift and Drainage Evolution in East Asia
      Peter D. Clift, Graham D. Layne, andJerzy Blusztajn 255
Onset and Evolution of Millennial-Scale Variability in the Asian Monsoon and Its Impact on Paleoceanography of the Japan Sea
      Ryuji Tada 283
Neogene History of the Indonesian Throughflow
      Wolfgang Kuhnt, Ann Holbourn, Robert Hall, Maja Zuvela, and Rolf Kase 299
Orbitally Paced Climate Variability During the Middle Miocene: High Resolution Benthic Foraminiferal Stable-Isotope Records From the Tropical Western Pacific
      Ann Holbourn, Wolfgang Kuhnt, and Michael Schulz 321

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