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Eroding mountains and filling basins: Detrital records of erosion and sedimentation from source to sink (co-organized)
Convener: Mitch D'Arcy  | Co-Conveners: Duna Roda-Boluda , Elizabeth Dingle , Daniel Hobley 
 / Wed, 11 Apr, 15:30–17:00
 / Attendance Wed, 11 Apr, 17:30–19:00

Across landscapes, sediment is generated by a variety of erosional processes, mobilised by a range of transport processes, and deposited in sedimentary basins where it builds stratigraphy. Often, the best record of these processes is found within detrital archives, which can capture valuable and unique information about how landscapes function today and how they have evolved in the past. This session examines how information about erosional and/or sediment transport processes operating within sediment routing systems can be extracted from detrital records. These records include (but are not limited to) physical sedimentology, cosmogenic radionuclides, detrital thermochronometry, and stratigraphic analysis. We seek studies that use these tools to understand signal propagation through landscapes, decipher climatic or tectonic controls on sediment production and transport, explore variability in the rates and processes of erosion, and utilise sedimentary sequences in basins to understand landscape evolution. We encourage contributions across all temporal and spatial scales within the context of source-to-sink sedimentation, and welcome field, experimental and modelling studies.

Invited Speaker: Prof. Sébastien Castelltort, University of Geneva, Switzerland