(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2005)

Document title

Constraints on the rate of post-orogenic erosional decay from low-temperature thermochronological data : application to the Dabie Shan, China

published at : Quantifying rates and timescales of geomorphic processes : part 2. Special issue

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)



The AA. consider the importance of the lithosphere flexural strength on the isostatic response of the system to erosion. Using a numerical method to solve the heat transport equation in 3 dimensions, the AA. show how a synthetic age distribution can be computed and how it is affected by their assumption about the isostatic response of the lithosphere to surface unloading. The AA. then investigate whether the age distribution is sensitive to the assumed erosional response time. Finally they use an inversion method to extract information on the rate of surface relief evolution in the Dabie Shan, from a thermochronological dataset collected by Reiners et al. (2003) in the area


Thematical fascicle

published at : Earth surface processes and landforms / ISSN 0197-9337 / CODEN ESPLDB

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1981)

Millesime : 2005, vol. 30, no 9 [pp. 1203-1225]

Bibliographic references : 34 ref.




Laboratoire INTERGEO - Paris

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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