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Dates & Rates: Deciphering and Quantifying Geomorphological Processes and Landscape Dynamics (co-organized)
Convener: Sebastian Kreutzer  | Co-Conveners: Michael Dietze , Julie Durcan , Margret Fuchs , Georgina E. King , Tony Reimann , Christoph Schmidt , Pierre Valla , Christian Zeeden 
 / Mon, 09 Apr, 13:30–15:00
 / Attendance Mon, 09 Apr, 17:30–19:00

Geochronological frameworks are essential for the understanding and interpretation of landscape evolution. Earth surface process research is driven by innovations in approaches that determine the timing, duration, and intensity of erosion and sediment accumulation. Throughout the last decades, geochronological techniques such as cosmogenic nuclide, radiocarbon and luminescence dating have matured in accuracy, precision, and temporal range.

Through converting dates to rates, these tools help to constrain the erosional and depositional history of landscapes. Specifically, the rates of tectonic, structural, lithologic and external forcings which govern sediment fluxes, landform formation and decay can be determined.

This session provides an interdisciplinary platform for studies that develop and apply geochronological, modelling and conceptual methods for quantifying and deciphering the rates of processes that control landscape evolution. We welcome contributions on the quantification of geomorphological processes based on dating tools which are established or in development. We encourage contributions that combine different approaches and are either obtained from primary studies or from the analysis of existing data sets to gain new insights. New and innovative experimental or numerical modelling approaches are highly welcome, even as conceptual studies.