The development and application of chronometers in geomorphology

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Session ID#: 29505

Session Description:
Isotopes and other quantitative tracers are widely used to quantify rates of geomorphic processes and to fingerprint sediment sources and sinks. However, these techniques, including short-lived fallout radionuclides, cosmogenic radionuclides, optically stimulated luminescence, and thermochronology, all have methodological assumptions that limit their usefulness in geomorphology. This session invites studies using geochemical methods to investigate the rates and progress of landscape change with a particular focus on geomorphic response to perturbations such as environmental change, anthropogenic impact, and tectonic drivers. We also welcome studies that consider new developments in geochronologic techniques or test the limitations and assumptions behind commonly employed methods.
Primary Convener:  Sarah J Boulton, Plymouth University, Plymouth, PL4, United Kingdom
Conveners:  Amanda C Henck Schmidt, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH, United States, Paul R Bierman, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, United States and Kevin P Norton, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand

  • T - Tectonophysics
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Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Clifford S Riebe1, Lindsay Arvin1, Ken Ferrier2 and Sarah Aciego3, (1)University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, United States, (2)Georgia Institute of Technology Main Campus, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Atlanta, GA, United States, (3)University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, United States
Anthony Dosseto, University of Wollongong, Wollongong Isotope Geochronology Laboratory, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Wollongong, NSW, Australia, Jan-hendrik May, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia, Jeong-Heon Choi, KBSI Korea Basic Science Institute, Division of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Seoul, Korea, Republic of (South), Zachary J Swander, University of Wollongong, Wollongong Isotope Geochronology Laboratory, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Wollongong, Australia, David Fink, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization, Kirrawee, NSW, Australia, Oliver Korup, University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany, Paul P Hesse, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW, Australia, Tejpal Singh, CSIR Center for Mathematical Modelling and Computer Simulation, Bangalore, India and Pradeep Srivastava, Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehradun, India
Amandine Sartégou1,2, Regis Braucher2, Pierre-Henri Blard3, Didier L Bourlès2, Laurent Zimmermann3, Bouchaïb Tibari3, Pierre Voinchet4, Jean-Jacques Bahain4, Patrick Sorriaux5, Laëtitia Leanni2 and ASTER Team2, (1)HNHP, Perpignan, France, (2)CEREGE, LN2C, Aix-Marseille University, Aix-en-Provence, France, (3)CRPG - CNRS, Nancy, France, (4)HNHP, Institut de Paléontologie Humaine, Paris, France, (5)Spéléo-Club Haut-Sabarthez, Tarascon-sur-Ariège, France