Thirteen. Modelling the Response of Amazonian Climate to the Uplift of the Andean Mountain Range

  1. C. Hoorn3 and
  2. F. P. Wesselingh4
  1. Pierre Sepulchre1,
  2. Lisa C. Sloan1 and
  3. Frédéric Fluteau2

Published Online: 1 JUL 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444306408.ch13

Amazonia: Landscape and Species Evolution: A look into the past

Amazonia: Landscape and Species Evolution: A look into the past

How to Cite

Sepulchre, P., Sloan, L. C. and Fluteau, F. (2009) Modelling the Response of Amazonian Climate to the Uplift of the Andean Mountain Range, in Amazonia: Landscape and Species Evolution: A look into the past (eds C. Hoorn and F. P. Wesselingh), Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444306408.ch13

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Analysis, University of Amsterdam, Kruislaan 318, 1098 SM Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  2. 4

    Museum of Natural History, P.O. Box 9517, Darwinweg 2, 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Earth Sciences, University of, California, Santa Cruz, USA

  2. 2

    Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, Place Jussieu, Paris, 75005 France

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JUL 2010
  2. Published Print: 8 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405181136

Online ISBN: 9781444306408

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Keywords:

  • modelling response of Amazonian climate to Andean mountain range uplift;
  • tectonism in South America, Cenozoic uplift of Andes - influencing regional climate and environmental evolution;
  • high-resolution Atmospheric General Circulation Model LMDz4 - Andean topography impact on climate dynamics;
  • Amazonian climate and geology evolution;
  • tectonics and climate - quantifying consequences of Andean uplift on Amazonian climate;
  • mechanical impact of Andean topography on South American climate - high-resolution atmospheric model;
  • three-dimensional Atmospheric General Circulation model (GCM);
  • results from LOWANDES and CTL runs;
  • changes in moisture transport - rainfall pattern changes at different latitudes;
  • Andes, role in hydrological balance of Amazon drainage basin

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Model and experiments

  • Results and discussion

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgements

  • References