About this Research Topic
Plate tectonics shapes giant basins and orogens in the Earth’s continents, such as the Tibetan Plateau, the Zagros, the Andes, the Alps and their adjacent basins, and the Basin and Range province in the western United States. How the multi-spatiotemporal-scale tectonic deformation interacts with the landscape and environmental evolution during basin-orogen processes remains a leading-edge scientific issue. In this Research Topic, we seek to bring together cross-disciplinary approaches that integrate observations of multi-scale tectonic deformation using a range of methods (e.g., geophysics, geodesy, geomorphology, geo(thermo)chronology, and paleoaltimetry) and numerical/analogue modeling, to investigate and improve our understanding of the basin and orogenic processes and their effects on changes in landscapes and (paleo)environments.
We welcome Original Research, Reviews, Methods, and other article types of contributions suited for this topic. We particularly encourage (but are not limited to) contributions of the following issues:
• Observations of deep-to-surface tectonic deformation across different spatiotemporal scales;
• Quantitative analysis of basin-orogen processes and associated geomorphic evolution;
• Landscape (hillslope, glacial, fluvial, alluvial and lacustrine, etc.) response to tectonic deformation;
• Tectonic evolution influenced by the landscape and environmental changes;
• Analog or numerical modeling of interactions among surface processes, tectonic, and climatic forcing.
Keywords: Tectonic deformation, Surface process, Geodynamics, Landscape evolution, Environmental change
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