The link between the deep Earth and its dynamic surface

  • Capitanio, Fabio (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Moresi, Louis (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Allen, Philip (Partner Investigator (PI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

We will address the fundamental question of how strongly the action of weather and climate at Earth's surface can influence global tectonics. We aim to understand if the processes of erosion and sedimentation control the large-scale evolution of continents over geological time. Combining numerical models and geological observables, we will study the feedback processes to unravel the formation and evolution of complex uplifted landscapes which occur during mountain building and mantle plume activity, or those developing in depressions such as intra-cratonic basins. This knowledge underpins energy exploration and improves the assessment of Earth's inaccessible resources. We build upon the software and data infrastructure provided by AuScope.
Effective start/end date4/01/1131/12/13


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$200,000.00