TS4.1/GM3.5/SSP3.4Tectonics, sedimentation and surface processes: from the erosional engine to basin deposition (sponsored by IAS) (co-organized)
|Convener: A. Whittaker | Co-Convener: S. Castelltort|
Understanding the response of coupled erosional-depositional systems to tectonic perturbation, such as active faulting, remains a key challenge for geoscientists. This session aims to integrate studies focusing on the ‘erosional engine’ of catchment response to uplift and active faulting with work that (i) addresses the tele-connections between sedment erosion, transport, and eventual deposition in basins and (ii) aims to decode stratigraphic responses to the growth and interaction of faults.
We hope to bring together geomorphologists, stratigraphers and structural geologists who work on aspects of this coupled system, and we solicit contributions that address the topic from a number of methods including: geomorphic and stratigraphic field studies; numerical modelling of landscape and basin evolution in response to tectonic perturbation; geochronological/dating/provenance studies; seismic and structural research. We particularly encourage integrated studies that address the timescale, style and evolution of sediment routing systems in response to changes in tectonic boundary conditions.