For the winter semester 2015 we'll focus our reading and discussions on the climate, tectonics and geodynamics of the Andes. Specifically, we'll aim to review the general tectonics and then focus on relevant papers related to two new research projects on the Andes. Seminars will take place at 12-13.30 in room D501 of the Exactum. You may also want to see more information about the general format of the seminar.

 A tentative schedule of readings is below.

DateDiscussion leader(s)Topic and papers
5.2.2015n/aOrganizational meeting. Selection of seminar meeting time, suggested papers to discuss, ideas for other topics, etc.

19.2.2015

(postponed)

Dave

Introduction to Andean tectonics

Discussion paper:  Dewey, J. F., and S. H. Lamb (1992), Active tectonics of the Andes, Tectonophysics, 205(1–3), 79–95

Supplemental reading: Lamb, S., L. Hoke, L. Kennan, and J. Dewey (1997), Cenozoic evolution of the Central Andes in Bolivia and northern Chile, Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 121(1), 237–264.

26.2.2015Dave

Introduction to Andean tectonics

Discussion paper:  Dewey, J. F., and S. H. Lamb (1992), Active tectonics of the Andes, Tectonophysics, 205(1–3), 79–95

Supplemental reading: Lamb, S., L. Hoke, L. Kennan, and J. Dewey (1997), Cenozoic evolution of the Central Andes in Bolivia and northern Chile, Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 121(1), 237–264.

12.3.2015Jorina

Geological background on the Andes

Discussion paper: Lamb, S., L. Hoke, L. Kennan, and J. Dewey (1997), Cenozoic evolution of the Central Andes in Bolivia and northern Chile, Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 121(1), 237–264.

Supplemental reading: Isacks, 1988, Uplift of the Central Andean Plateau and bending of the Bolivian Orocline, Journal of Geophysical Research

19.3.2015Lars

Nazca plate subduction

Discussion paper: Gutscher, M.-A., W. Spakman, H. Bijwaard, and E. R. Engdahl (2000), Geodynamics of flat subduction: Seismicity and tomographic constraints from the Andean margin, Tectonics, 19(5), 814–833, doi:10.1029/1999TC001152.

26.3.2015Dave

Influence of flat slab subduction on South American dynamic topography

Discussion paper: Eakin, C. M., C. Lithgow-Bertelloni, and F. M. Dávila (2014), Influence of Peruvian flat-subduction dynamics on the evolution of western Amazonia, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 404(C), 250–260, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2014.07.027

2.4.2015Jorina

Climate and uplift in the Andes

Discussion papers:  Montgomery, D. R., G. Balco, and S. D. Willett (2001), Climate, tectonics, and the morphology of the Andes, Geology, 29(7), 579–582 

  Lamb, S., and P. Davis (2003), Cenozoic climate change as a possible cause for the rise of the Andes, Nature, 425(6960), 792–797, doi:10.1038/nature02049 

23.4.2015Niclas

Climate, erosion and tectonics in the Bolivian Andes

Discussion papers: McQuarrie, N., T. A. Ehlers, J. B. Barnes, and B. Meade (2008), Temporal variation in climate and tectonic coupling in the central Andes, Geology, 36(12), 999–1002

Barnes, J. B., T. A. Ehlers, N. Insel, N. McQuarrie, and C. J. Poulsen (2012), Linking orography, climate, and exhumation across the central Andes, Geology, 40(12), 1135–1138

7.5.2015Dharmindar

Isotope records of Andean uplift

Discussion papers: Garzione, C. N., G. D. Hoke, J. C. Libarkin, S. Withers, B. MacFadden, J. Eiler, P. Ghosh, and A. Mulch (2008), Rise of the Andes, Science, 320(5881), 1304–1307, doi:10.1126/science.1148615

Leier, A., N. McQuarrie, C. Garzione, and J. Eiler (2013), Stable isotope evidence for multiple pulses of rapid surface uplift in the Central Andes, Bolivia, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 371-372(0), 49–58, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2013.04.025

21.5.2015Niclas

Geomorphic record of Andean uplift

Discussion papers: Gubbels, T. L., B. L. Isacks, and E. Farrar (1993), High-level surfaces, plateau uplift, and foreland development, Bolivian central Andes, Geology, 21(8), 695–698

Hoke, G. D., B. L. Isacks, T. E. Jordan, N. Blanco, A. J. Tomlinson, and J. Ramezani (2007), Geomorphic evidence for post-10 Ma uplift of the western flank of the central Andes 18°30′–22°S, Tectonics, 26(5), n/a–n/a, doi:10.1029/2006TC002082

28.5.2015Francis

Andean analogues

Discussion paper: Schulmann, K., J. Konopásek, V. Janoušek, O. Lexa, J.-M. Lardeaux, J.-B. Edel, P. Štípská, and S. Ulrich (2009), An Andean type Palaeozoic convergence in the Bohemian Massif, Comptes Rendus Geoscience, 341(2-3), 266–286, doi:10.1016/j.crte.2008.12.006

General background

Climate, erosion and tectonics

Uplift history of the Altiplano-Puna plateau / magmatic history

Earthquakes / tomography

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Analogous orogens

Other ideas?