The first objective of our section is to derive or improve the parameterisations that are used to describe the processes responsible for the shaping of the Earth´s surface over geological times. We want to invent and develop efficient methods to solve these equations. This will lead to the engineering of computer models to simulate a wide range of processes under a variety of tectonic and climatic forcing.
The second objective is to use these models to understand the behaviour of the Earth´s surface in reaction to external forcing such as tectonic uplift and subsidence, surface dynamic topography in response to deep mantle flow, or variations in climate. We are particularly interested in the glacial cycles of the Quaternary and the human influence of the "Anthropocene".
Current research areas include:
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