P29. Exploring the feedback between tectonics and landscape evolution processes


Congressi SGI-SIMP

  • Michele Delchiaro - Sapienza Università di Roma
  • Riccardo Lanari - Università di Firenze
  • Ciro Cerrone - Università di Venezia Ca' Foscari,
  • Francesco Pavano - Lehigh University (USA),
  • Mauro Bonasera - Institute for Environmental Protection and Research
Topography evolves responding to the unrelenting competition between tectonic, climate, and surface processes. In particular, tectonic deformation usually builds relief, driving the geomorphic processes in reshaping the landscape by different mechanisms and at changing rates. Fluvial systems are good recorder of base level changes history and, since their dynamics predispose hillslopes to gravitational processes moving large volume of sediments as loading-unloading cycles, surface processes are in turn expected to affect dynamic topography and tectonic deformation. Despite a large amount of works focus on such interactions, how tectonic forces and surface processes mutually interacts is still an open question.
This session aims to explore in a broader perspective, the interaction between surface and tectonic processes occurring at different time scale and how they affect each other. We invite works dealing with such issue at different time-scales and by multidisciplinary approaches involving several techniques, such as analyses of geomorphic markers (e.g., terraces, paleo-shorelines, deltas, moraines, landslides), geodetic studies and remote sensing (e.g., GPS, UAV, and satellite images analyses), GIS-based and innovative geo-informatic approaches, and numerical landscape evolution modeling.
Tectonic geomorphology, Landscape evolution, Geodynamics, Terrain analysis, Geomorphic markers, Remote sensing
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