SPEPS: Evolution and variability of Asian Monsoon and its linkage with Cenozoic global cooling

Progress in Earth and Planetary Science welcomes submissions to the SPEPS series on” Evolution and variability of Asian Monsoon and its linkage with Cenozoic global cooling”

Although Asian Monsoon (AM) is a regional phenomenon, it exerts a significant impact on the global climate. Since uplift of Himalaya and Tibetan Plateau (HTP) has been considered as playing a significant role on the establishment of AM, numerous attempts have been made to prove the linkage between the HTP uplift and AM evolution. On the other hand, comparison of global climate, pCO2, and AM evolution during Cenozoic suggests that AM evolution is significantly affected by global climate and pCO2. Thus, importance of the HTP uplift on AM evolution is questioned. However, the effects of the HTP uplift and AM precipitation on chemical weathering, erosion, and CO2 uptake could be acting as feedback loops on AM-HTP uplift linkage.

From 2013 to 2016, IODP conducted a series of expeditions that are related to AM evolution and its interaction with climate system in NW Pacific and Indian Ocean regions, and exciting results are gradually coming out. So it is timely to start gathering and synthesizing the results of these cruises and exchange information and ideas to promote our understanding of AM evolution, variability, their controlling factors, and their interaction with HTP uplift and/or global climate system during the Cenozoic.

Potential topics include but are not limited to:
• Asian Monsoon evolution during Cenozoic
• Asian Monsoon variability from orbital to millennial
• Impact of HTP uplift on Asian Monsoon evolution
• Impact of Global cooling on Asian Monsoon evolution
• Impact of HTP uplift and Asian Monsoon evolution on chemical weathering, pCO2, and global cooling
• High-resolution stratigraphy of NW Pacific and Indian Ocean
• Paleoceanographic changes in NW Pacific and Indian Ocean

Submission Instructions
Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have carefully read the submission guidelines for Progress in Earth and Planetary Science. The complete manuscript should be submitted through the Progress in Earth and Planetary Science submission system. To ensure that you submit to the correct SPEPS series please select the appropriate 'thematic series' in the drop-down menu upon submission. In addition, indicate within your cover letter that you wish your manuscript to be considered as part of the SPEPS series on 'Evolution and variability of Asian Monsoon and its linkage with Cenozoic global cooling'. All submissions will undergo rigorous peer review and accepted articles will be published within the journal as a collection.

Open for submissions: 26 November, 2016
Deadline for submissions: 30 June, 2017

Associate Editors
Ryuji Tada, Department of Earth and Planetary Science, School of Science, The University of Tokyo
Christian Betzler, University of Hamburg
Peter Clift, Louisiana State University


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