Continent drift and plateau uplift drive evolutions of Asia-Africa-Australia monsoon and arid regions

Monsoon and arid regions in the Asia-Africa-Australia realm occupy more than 60% of the total area of these continents. What are their origins, evolutions, causes and regional differences? A new study indicates that the monsoon and arid regions in Asia, Africa and Australia were formed in different geological periods of the Cenozoic, mainly controlled by continental drift and uplift of the Tibetan Plateau to varying degrees depending on their locations.
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