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Comment on “Revised paleoaltimetry data show low Tibetan Plateau elevation during the Eocene”

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Original languageEnglish
Article numberaax8474
Pages (from-to)1
Number of pages3
JournalScience
DatePublished - 20 Sep 2019

Abstract

Botsyun et al. (Research Articles, 1 March 2019, eaaq1436) have suggested that the Tibetan Plateau was low (substantially less than 3000 meters) during the Eocene, based on a comparison of oxygen isotope proxy data with isotope-enabled climate model simulations. However, we contend that their conclusions are flawed as the result of a number of failings of both the modeling and the data comparison.

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