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Penn Study Shows Mountains Are Only Minor Contributors to Erosion and Climate Regulation
January 7, 2013
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.For years, geologists believed that mountains, due to their steep slopes and high rates of erosion, were large contributors to the trapping of carbon in ocean sediment. But a new study led by the University of Pennsylvania's Jane Willenbring suggests that mountains do not play a significant role in this activity, turning a geological paradigm on its head.Full Story
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