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Hochstetter Lecture presented by Dr Phaedra Upton: How tectonic and surface processes interact to shape the landscape

The landscape serves as a link between the solid Earth and the atmosphere. At many spatial and temporal scales, landscape morphology and topography provide a constraint on the tectonics of the Earth and processes active within it.

To unravel these, we need to understand the complex relationships between surface processes, their drivers and the rocks upon which they act. I will explore recent developments in modelling tectonics and surface processes within a single deformational framework.

I will focus on collisional settings such as New Zealand’s Southern Alps, SE Alaska and the Himalaya where rapid uplift combines with vigorous climate regimes to create dynamic landscapes.

Dr Phaedra Upton, Geodynamics Team Leader, GNS Science

Date Wednesday, 22 July 2020
Time 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Audience Public
Event Category Sciences
Event Type Public Lecture
Special Lecture
Open Seminar
CampusDunedin
DepartmentGeology
LocationQUAD 1, Geology Building, Dunedin Campus
Costfree
Contact Emailgeology@otago.ac.nz

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