Land Surface Dynamics


The Land Surface Dynamics group is focused on determining the Earth surface response to climatic and tectonic forcing in terms of erosional and sedimentary fluxes and the consequent geomorphology of the continents.

We evaluate and model the climatic and tectonic forcing of landscapes transmitted through the action of rivers, glaciers and hillslope processes, and consider the anthropogenic responses to these changes. We use a broad range of measurement techniques including topographic analysis, low temperature thermochronology and cosmogenic isotopes. A range of study areas include Iceland, the European Alps, Taiwan, the Apennines, the Sierra Nevada in California, the Pyrenees, the Patagonian Andes and the Himalayas.