For the autumn semester 2015 we'll focus our reading and discussions on the interactions of climate and tectonic processes. This discussion will start with considering their interactions at a global scale and likely move to case studies from individual orogens. 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
3.9.2015n/aOrganizational meeting. Selection of seminar meeting time, suggested papers to discuss, ideas for other topics, etc.

10.9.2015

Jorina

Global cooling and its relation to tectonics

Supplemental reading:

  • None
17.9.2015Eemu

Carbon fluxes in the Himalaya

Supplemental reading:

24.9.2015Niclas

Silicate weathering and CO2 consumption - a modern view

Supplemental reading:

1.10.2015Lars

Introduction to the snowball Earth hypothesis

Supplemental reading:

8.10.2015Miro

Challenges to the snowball Earth hypothesis and the snowball Earth's ocean

Supplemental reading:

  • None
15.10.2015Guillem

The hypothesis of coupling between climate, erosion and tectonics in orogens

Supplemental reading:

19.11.2015LarsModelling deep tectonics, fluvial activity, uplift, and erosion
3.12.2015Dave

Interactions between climate, erosion and tectonics in the Himalaya

Supplemental reading:

10.12.2015Lars

Interactions between climate, erosion and tectonics in the Bolivian Andes, part I

Supplemental reading:

17.12.2015Jorina

Interactions between climate, erosion and tectonics in the Bolivian Andes, part II

Supplemental reading:

General background


Global climate and its relation to tectonics


Snowball Earth

Climate and erosional forcing of tectonics in orogens