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  Information - GM12 Dynamics of landscape transience (co-listed in GD)

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Rates of landscape response to perturbation vary with spatial and temporal scales. These response times (or relaxation times) depend on the rate at
which the perturbation is transmitted through the various landscape domains
(fluvial, hillslope etc.). Relaxation times therefore depend on connectivity
/ signal transfer across the landscape and response to that signal at a
locality. The challenge to our community is both to appreciate the full
heterogeneity of transience and to identify which components of landscapes
are more or less sensitive. Significant advances in our ability to date and
measure various aspects of the landscape now enable us to isolate these
components/signals and potentially to extract climate or climate-change
information or the characteristics of tectonic forcing, and/or to derive
erosion laws. We enthusiastically invite contributions that explore and
quantify the external controls on transient landscapes. We encourage
contributions over different spatial and temporal scales, from
river/debris-flow channels to mountain ranges, over annual to millennial
timescales and longer. We welcome contributions that are derived from
theory, modelling (analogue or numerical) and/or field data.

Preliminary List of Solicited Speakers
Patience Cowie
Dimitri Lague


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