ScienceDaily – Climate Change Was Major Factor In Erosion Of Alps 6 Million Years Ago

Climate Change Was Major Factor In Erosion Of Alps 6 Million Years Ago

The Alps, the iconic rugged mountains that cover parts of seven European nations, might have reached their zenith millions of years ago, some scientists believe, and now are a mere shadow of their former selves. New research offers an explanation.
 
A team led by Sean Willett, a University of Washington geologist, has found that the culprit is likely massive erosion, triggered by a sudden drop in the level of the Mediterranean Sea 6 million years ago and then prolonged by a warmer, wetter climate…

This entry was posted in Science/Tech. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply