Section 5.5: Earth Surface Process Modelling

In our research group, we develop computer models to simulate the processes responsible for the evolution of the Earth´s surface, such as bedrock incision by rivers and glaciers in mountain ranges, or the slow weathering of rock in low relief continental interiors. In doing so, we provide a framework to integrate field observations and laboratory measurements, and make predictions about places where no data exists or concerning the future evolution of the Earth´s surface.

Our group employs a range of researchers who all share a common interest in computer models, but who are from a variety of research backgrounds, including geology, geophysics and mathematics. We also work closely with colleagues in other sections of the GFZ as well as other German and international research institutions and universities.

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Section Head

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Prof. Dr. Jean Braun
Earth Surface Process Modelling

Heinrich-Mann-Allee 18/19
Building HMA 18/19, room 328
14473 Potsdam
tel. +49 331 288-27520

Assistant

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Dr. Emily Jean Richards
Assistance of Earth Surface Process Modelling

Heinrich-Mann-Allee 18/19
Building HMA 18/19, room 329
14473 Potsdam
tel. +49 331 288-27521