Mountain Peak to Sea Floor: Processes, Interactions and Feedbacks between Sediment Supply and Landscape Evolution

Session ID#: 22931

Session Description:
The supply of sediment is crucial in controlling morphodynamics and landscapes across all scales. Long-term climatic/tectonic/land-use trends can drive changes in sediment production and supply across entire landscapes while dams (natural or anthroprogenic) can alter the shorter and medium-term dynamics of sediment transport in individual basins. Understanding these interactions and feedbacks are critical for predicting the future evolution of these systems that are often at, or near, a threshold state. This session aims to aid the development of a comprehensive understanding of sediment supply in driving and limiting the rate of landscape evolution in different settings and across different scales. This could be by considering, for example; sediment production, transport, erosion and deposition from sediment source to sediment sink. We encourage contributions that use one or more, but not limited to, the following approaches: theoretical development, field observations, physical experiments or numerical modelling.
Primary Convener:  Edwin Baynes, CNRS, Geosciences-Rennes, Paris Cedex 16, France; University of Rennes, Rennes Cedex, France
Conveners:  Elizabeth Dingle, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH9, United Kingdom and Daniel R Parsons, University of Hull, Hull, HU6, United Kingdom

  • GC - Global Environmental Change
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Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Rolf E Aalto, University of Exeter, Exeter, Devon, United Kingdom, Steve E Darby, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom, Jim Best, Univ. Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Geology, Geography & GIS, Mechanical Science and Engineering and Ven Te Chow Hydrosystems Laboratory, Champaign, IL, United States and Christopher R Hackney, University of Hull, Hull, HU6, United Kingdom
Jane K. Willenbring1, Gilles Y Brocard2, Tristan Salles2 and Emma Jayne Harrison1, (1)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States, (2)University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Elizabeth Orr, University of Cincinnati Main Campus, Cincinnati, OH, United States, Lewis A Owen, Univ Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, United States, Sourav Saha, University of Cincinnati Main Campus, Geology, Cincinnati, OH, United States and Marc W Caffee, Purdue University, Department of Physics and Astronomy, West Lafayette, IN, United States
Brigid Lynch1, Brian Yanites2, Hong Shen3 and Christopher J Poulsen3, (1)Indiana University Bloomington, Bloomington, IN, United States, (2)Indiana University Bloomington, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Bloomington, IN, United States, (3)University of Michigan, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Ann Arbor, MI, United States
Anneleen Geurts Jr, Patience A Cowie, Robert Gawthorpe, Ritske S Huismans and Vivi Kathrine Pedersen, University of Bergen, Department of Earth Science, Bergen, Norway
Julia Drewes1, Oliver Korup1 and Stella Moreiras2, (1)University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany, (2)Instituto Argentino de Nivología, Glaciología y Ciencias Ambientales, Mendoza, Argentina
Sofia Pechlivanidou1, Guillaume Duclaux1, Tristan Salles2, Casey Nixon1, Patience A Cowie1, Robert Gawthorpe1 and Ritske S Huismans1, (1)University of Bergen, Department of Earth Science, Bergen, Norway, (2)University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Mobin Mahmoudi1, Leonard S Sklar2, Shirin Leclere1, Jerry D Davis1 and Alexander Stine1, (1)San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA, United States, (2)San Francisco State University, Department of Geosciences, San Francisco, CA, United States
Duna Caterina Roda-Boluda1, Sam Brooke2, Mitch Keith D'Arcy3, Alexander C Whittaker2 and John J Armitage4, (1)Helmholtz Centre Potsdam GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany, (2)Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom, (3)University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany, (4)Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, Paris, France
Joshua Ahmed, Cardiff University, School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Cardiff, United Kingdom, José Antonio Constantine, Williams College, Department of Geosciences, Williamstown, MA, United States and Tristram C Hales, Cardiff University, Earth & Ocean Sciences, Cardiff, United Kingdom
Sean Leland Mackay and David R Marchant, Boston University, Earth and Environment, Boston, MA, United States