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  Information - GM11 Mechanisms of coupling and feedback between tectonics, climate and surface processes (co-listed in GD & CL)

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Although it is recognized that tectonics, surface processes and climate are linked, the mechanisms of coupling and feedback underlying this coupled system remain poorly defined. In this session, we seek multidisciplinary contributions towards understanding the dynamics of, and connections between, deformation, surface processes and climate. In particular, we solicit studies where the nature, mechanisms and strengths of interactions can be quantified and coupling mechanisms explicitly defined with, or without, feedback and self-regulation.
Potential topics include: coupling between deformation and surface processes leading to strain partitioning; mechanisms and strength of climatic feedbacks; and the influence of surface processes on individual structures, orogen kinematics, metamorphism and exhumation. Finally, how do we recognize these interactions in the geological record? We welcome contributions dealing with a wide range of scales, from individual catchments to entire orogens, and with a variety of techniques, from field observations and geochronology to analogue and numerical modeling.

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