Plateau Uplift, Regional Warping, and Subsidence

J. Babault, J. Van Den Driessche

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The authors present the physiognomic and deep characteristics of the seven largest plateaus on Earth. In the second part, the evidence used by the Earth science's community to infer rock and/or surface uplifts of plateaus are reviewed. Finally, the authors briefly present the debate between the feedbacks between plateaus uplift and global climate change. Some of the results contained in this chapter are still under debate and ongoing research is still needed to confirm them because different studies invoke for a same object contradictory processes, in that they result in conflicting uplift history. © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTreatise on Geomorphology
Number of pages35
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2013


  • Afar plateau
  • Altiplano
  • Andes
  • Climate
  • Colorado plateau
  • East African plateau
  • Eastern Anatolian plateau
  • Erosion
  • Erosional surface
  • Ethiopian plateau
  • Low-relief erosional landscapes
  • Paleoaltimetry
  • Paleoelevation
  • Plateau
  • Relict landscape
  • Rock uplift
  • Southern African plateau
  • Surface uplift
  • Tibet


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