School of GeoSciences

School of GeoSciences


Dr. Anne-Sophie Meriaux, Research Fellow

I am a Research Fellow in the School of GeoSciences, working with Tibor Dunai. My current research aims at a better establishment of cosmogenic nuclides production rates (3He, 21Ne and 36Cl) in basalts and their phenocryst phases. This work is part of the natural calibration network of CRONUS-EU.

Research interests

  • Active tectonics, quantitative tectonic, geomorphology and Quaternary geology
  • Seismic hazards
  • Determination of long-term slip-rates on active continental faults,
    using cosmogenic isotope dating (14C,10Be and 26Al)
  • Calibration of cosmogenic nuclides production rates (CRONUS-Eu)

Current Research

  • Natural calibration sites for cosmogenic nuclides (Ascension island, Payun Matru)

Active Projects

  • Denali fault (Alaska)
  • San Andreas fault (Southern California)
  • San Jacinto fault (Southern California)
  • Altyn Tagh fault (Northern Tibet)


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Ryerson, F.J., Tapponnier, P., Finkel, R.C., Mériaux, A.-S., Van der Woerd, J., Lasserre, C., Chevalier, M.-L., Xu, X., Li, H., and King, G.C.P.; Applications of morphochronology to the active tectonics of Tibet, 2006 , in Siame, L.L., Bourlès, D.L., and Brown, E.T., eds., Application of cosmogenic nuclides to the study of Earth surface processes: The practice and the potential: Geological Society of America Special Paper 415, p. 61–86, doi: 10.1130/2006.2415(05).

P. Meunier, F. Métivier, E. Lajeunesse, A.S. Mériaux and Joël Faure, Flow pattern and sediment transport in a braided river: The “torrent de St Pierre” (French Alps), Journal of Hydrology, 2006, Volume 330, Issues 3-4, 15 November 2006, Pages 496-505.

Van der Woerd, J., Klinger Y., Sieh K., Tapponnier P., Ryerson F.J., Mériaux A-S., Long-term slip rate of the southern San Andreas fault from 10Be-26Al surface exposure datation of an offset alluvial fan, 2006, J. Geophys. Res, 111, B04407, doi:10.1029/2004JB003559. (VanderWoerd_JGR_06)

Mériaux A-S., P. Tapponnier, F.J. Ryerson, Xu Xiwei, G. King, J. Van der Woerd, R. C. Finkel, Li Haibing, M. W. Caffee, Xu Zhiqin, Chen Wenbin, The Aksay segment of the Northern Altyn Tagh fault: Tectonic Geomorphology, Landscape Evolution and Holocene slip-rate, 2005, J. Geophys. Res, 110, B04404. (Meriauxetal_JGR_2005)

Mériaux, A.-S., F. J. Ryerson, P. Tapponnier, J. Van der Woerd, R. C. Finkel, Xiwei Xu, Zhiqin Xu, and M. W. Caffee, Rapid slip along the central Altyn Tagh Fault: Morphochronologic evidence from Cherchen He and Sulamu Tagh, J. Geophys. Res., 2004, 109, B06401. (Meriauxetal_JGR_2004)

Lasserre, C., Y. Gaudemer, P. Tapponnier, A-S. Mériaux, J. Van der Woerd, F.J. Ryerson, M.W. Caffee and Yuan Daoyang, Fast late pleistocene slip-rate on the Leng Long Ling segment of the Haiyuan fault, Qinghai, China, 2001, J. Geophys. Res., 2002, 107 (B11), 2276. (Lasserre_JGR_02)

Van Der Woerd J., A-S. Mériaux, Y. Klinger, P. Tapponnier, The November 14th, 2001, Mw=7.8 Kokoxili earthquake in north Tibet (Qinghai province, China), Seismological Res. Lett., 2002, 73, 125-135. (vanderWoerd_SRL_03)

Van der Woerd J., F.J. Ryerson, P. Tapponnier, A-S. Mériaux, B, Meyer, Y. Gaudemer, R. Finkel, M. Caffee, Zhao Guoguang, Xu Zhiqin; Uniform Post-glacial slip-rate along the 600 km of the Kunlun fault (Tibet), from 26Al, 10Be and 14C dating of riser offsets, and climatic origin of the regional morphology, Geophys. J. Int, 2002, 148, 356-388. (VanderWoerd_GJInt_02)

Tapponnier, P., F.J. Ryerson, J. Van der Woerd, A-S. Mériaux and C. Lasserre, Long-term slip rates and characteristic slip : keys to active fault behaviour and earthquake hazard, C. R. Acad. Sci., Paris, 2001, 333, 483-494. (Tapponnier_CRASS_02)

Van der Woerd, J., X. Xiwei, L. Haibing, P. Tapponnier, B. Meyer, F. J. Ryerson, A.-S. Mériaux, X. Zhiqin, Rapid active thrusting along the northwestern range front of the Tanghe Nan Shan (western Gansu, China), 2001, J. Geophys. Res., 106(B12), 30475-30504. (VanderWoerd_JGR_01)

Van der Woerd, J., F. J. Ryerson, P. Tapponnier, A-S. Mériaux, B. Meyer, Y. Gaudemer, R.C. Finkel, M.W. Caffee, G. Zhao and Xu Zhiqin, Uniform Slip-Rate along the Kunlun Fault: Implications for seismic behaviour and large-scale tectonics, Geophys. Res. Lett., 2000, 27(16), 2353-2356. (VanderWoerd_GRL_00)

Van der Woerd, J., F. J. Ryerson, P. Tapponnier, Y. Gaudemer, R.C. Finkel, A-S. Mériaux, M.W. Caffee, G. Zhao and G. He, Holocene left-slip rate determined by cosmogenic surface dating on the Xidatan segment of the Kunlun fault (Qinghai, China), 1998, Geology, 26, 695-698. (VanderWoerd_Geology_98)