TS4.8/GM3.8TOPO-EUROPE: Coupled deep earth - surface processes, and their role in shaping Europe's topography (co-organized)
|Convener: Sierd Cloetingh | Co-Convener: Sean Willett|
In this session, we will link studies focussing on the crust and lithospheric mantle with observations and modelling results of the present-day topography and its evolution through time. A variety of regional activities, e.g. TopoIberia, TopoScandia, Earthscopes have been initiated recently to unravel the processes forming the landscapes we observe today. We invite integrated studies based on geophysical, e.g. seismological, potential fields, GPS, and geological as well as geomorphological and geochronological observations, which address the evolution of topography through time and in relation to processes in the lithosphere and mantle. Are the mechanisms that create uplift a patchwork of different effects, or do major underlying lithospheric processes exist?
The session is sponsored by European Science Foundation and International Lithosphere Programme