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  • Study combines climatic, tectonic models to explain Andean conundrum

    University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign geology professor Lijun Liu

    University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign geology professor Lijun Lu is a co-author of a new study that helps uncover the mysterious geological history of the Andes Mountains and marks a step toward the ability to quantitatively link climate and tectonics – something not well represented in mountain-building models.

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  • To reach Jiashun Ju, email hujs@sustech.edu.cn.

    To reach Lijun Liu, call 217-300-0378; email ljliu@illinois.edu.

    The paper “Southward expanding plate coupling due to variation in sediment subduction as a cause of Andean growth” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-021-27518-8.