The influence of a rapidly uplifting orogen on the preservation of climate signals

Amy Hsieh - Simon Fraser University

This presentation will discuss shows how evolution of Taiwan influenced the expression of orbital climate forcing imprinted in shallow-marine sedimentary archives at different stages of orogenesis. Our findings also highlight the importance of identifying changes in sedimentary proxies that are forced by processes independent of climate. Specifically, the impact of shifting sediment source on EASM proxy records must be considered to accurately interpret past climate changes in the South China Sea.