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2008-04-23 15:05:00

Geologists studying deposits of volcanic glass in the western United States have found that the central Sierra Nevada largely attained its present elevation 12 million years ago, roughly 8 or 9 million years earlier than commonly thought.The finding has implications not only for understanding the geologic history of the mountain range but for modeling ancient global climates."All the global climate models that are currently being used strongly rely on knowing the topography of the Earth,"...


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