Articles | Volume 16, issue 1
Clim. Past, 16, 161–181, 2020
Clim. Past, 16, 161–181, 2020

Research article 22 Jan 2020

Research article | 22 Jan 2020

The effect of mountain uplift on eastern boundary currents and upwelling systems

Gerlinde Jung and Matthias Prange


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (20 Sep 2019) by Yannick Donnadieu
AR by Gerlinde Jung on behalf of the Authors (30 Sep 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (12 Nov 2019) by Yannick Donnadieu
Short summary
All major mountain ranges were uplifted during Earth's history. Previous work showed that African uplift might have influenced upper-ocean cooling in the Benguela region. But the surface ocean cooled also in other upwelling regions during the last 10 million years. We performed a set of model experiments altering topography in major mountain regions to explore the effects on atmosphere and ocean. The simulations show that mountain uplift is important for upper-ocean temperature evolution.