ICG2022-9

Tectonic and Seismic Geomorphology
Conveners: Efthimios Karymbalis, Marta Della Seta, Giandomenico Fubelli, James P. McCalpin, Maria Araújo, Alberto Gomes

Tectonic geomorphology focuses on understanding the mechanisms that drive interactions among Earth internal and surface processes, as well as their mutual feedback relationships. It is an exceptionally integrative field that utilizes techniques and data derived from multi-disciplinary approaches involving geomorphology, seismology, sedimentology, geochronology, structural and engineering geology, climatology, and Quaternary geology. The IAG Tectonic Geomorphology Working Group organizes this session to present and promote multidisciplinary and innovative studies in tectonic geomorphology in various geodynamic contexts, aimed at defining the effects of active tectonics on landscapes. Contributions focusing on distinctive space and time scales are welcome. Regional- to basin-scale studies deciphering the long-term geomorphological evolution related to mantle and deep crustal activity, as well as basin- to slope-scale research decoding short-term to catastrophic morpho-evolutionary contexts are strongly encouraged. Importance will also be given to advanced and original studies focusing on: the mapping and use of geomorphic markers for tracing deformation; chronological techniques used to date geomorphic markers and events; development of geostatistical and geomorphic tools to detect active tectonic structures; calibration and integration of quantitative methods to estimate uplift, erosion and deposition rates; geodetic techniques for defining recent deformation; landscape evolution modeling; analysis of the effects of morpho-evolutionary rates on large slope instabilities; paleo-seismologic approaches to calibrate past deformation.