Interactions of tectonics and rivers with the surface of the earth : studies from Nepal, New Zealand's South Island and the Naryn Basin, Kyrgyzstan

Abstract

Numerical modeling of bedrock rivers, interacting with ongoing surface deformation is an efficient way to learn what landforms may result from different combinations of erosional and tectonic processes. Exploration of a sophisticated model of bedrock channel erosion in concert with vertical rock uplift demonstrates that fluvial hanging valleys may form where the incision of bedrock tributaries is limited by a dearth of bedload tools to drive channel incision

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Description
TitleInteractions of tectonics and rivers with the surface of the earth : studies from Nepal, New Zealand's South Island and the Naryn Basin, Kyrgyzstan
AuthorGoode, Joseph Keith
Date2011
Degree LevelDoctor of Philosophy
Degree GrantorUniversity of California Santa Barbara (USA)
FocusGeophysics
Keywordsplate tectonics; rivers; Earth
LocalityRough Ridge; Otago; South Island; New Zealand; Nepal; Naryn Basin Kyrgyzstan