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Response to Comment on "Rapid Uplift of the Altiplano Revealed Through 13C-18O Bonds in Paleosol Carbonates"

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Science  03 Nov 2006:
Vol. 314, Issue 5800, pp. 760
DOI: 10.1126/science.1133131

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Clumped-isotope thermometry measurements of carbonate samples deposited in the Bolivian Altiplano as early as 28.5 million years ago and buried up to ∼5000 meters deep exhibit no relationship between burial depth and apparent temperature, and largely yield temperatures within error of plausible Earth-surface conditions. These results counter the predictions of Sempere et al. and support our previous conclusions regarding the uplift of the Altiplano.

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