how tectonic and climate processes shape Earth’s surface is of
primary importance for understanding surface evolution in
tectonically active settings. While the impact of tectonics
has been recognized in long-term orogenic evolution, the
investigation and quantification of potential feedback
mechanisms between climate, erosion, uplift and vegetation
remains challenging over different temporal and spatial scales.
Another issue in analyzing the complex relationships between
climate and tectonics is that they are often treated as separate
systems rather than Earth system components that interact with
one another. First order constraints on surface processes are
documented in a diverse range of geomorphic, stratigraphic, and
sedimentary records. Second order constraints can be found in
paleo-erosion and paleo-climate proxies and modelling results.
We invite contributions that investigate these interactions on
different time scales from short-term extreme events
to long-term forcings that determine rates and dates of surface
evolution (e.g., TCN, OSL, thermochronology, among others) and
address the coupling between climate-tectonic impacts on surface
processes. We also welcome innovative numerical and analogue
experimental studies that quantify changes in
landscape evolution, such as changes in relief, slopes, erosion,
and precipitation over different spatial scales, as well as
paleo-climate modelling experiments.
We look forward to receiving your contribution!
The session conveners
Dr. Sebastian Mutz
Department of Geosciences, University of Tübingen
Wilhelmstrasse 56, D-72074 Tübingen