Special Issue "Tectonics and Morphodynamics"
A special issue of Geosciences (ISSN 2076-3263).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2018)
Prof. Adrian Pfiffner
Institute of Geological Sciences, University of Bern, Baltzerstr. 1+3, CH-3012 Bern, Switzerland
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Interests: river networks in growing mountain chains; impact of orogenic pulses on river networks; impact of bedrock geology on river networks and their evolution; mass balance between foreland sedimentation and erosion in the hinterland in a growing orogen; case studies of river capture; assessment of morphodynamics from field data; numerical model studies on morphodynamics in compressional tectonics
This Special Issue of Geosciences aims to gather high-quality original research articles, reviews and technical notes on the interplay between compressional tectonics and morphodynamics.
The evolution of mountain ranges in the framework of compressive tectonics has been of great interest in the past years. Studies included subduction and collision orogens and the amalgamation of ribbon continents, as well as the structural evolution of orogens and their exhumation history. Similarly, rivers, hillslope processes and glacial environments have been treated from a morphodynamic perspective by numerous researchers. Numerical and analog models were aimed at understanding the endogenic processes of mountain building, mostly in 2D, and surface processes in 2D and 3D. Endogenic and surface processes in mountain building have been addressed in many papers, though often biased towards the primary analytic tools at hand. It, thus, seems time to assemble the current ideas on the interplay and interaction between tectonics and morphodynamics.
Topics to be addressed in this Special Issue could include:
- initiation and evolution of river networks and relief in a growing and evolving mountain range
- impact on river networks and relief by pulses of uplift
- impact of bedrock geology on the evolution of river networks and relief in a mountain range undergoing erosion
- morphodynamics in the framework of exhumation of metamorphic rocks in a mountain range
- mass balance between foreland sedimentation and erosion in a growing mountain range
- impact of climate on the evolution of valleys and relief
Therefore, I would like to invite you to submit articles about your recent work, experimental research or case studies, with respect to the above topics.
I also ask you to send me a short abstract outlining the purpose of the research and the principal results obtained, in order to verify at an early stage if the contribution you intend to submit fits with the objectives of the Special Issue.Prof. Adrian Pfiffner
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