Hochstetter Lecture: Phaedra Upton will be speaking on: “How tectonic and surface processes interact to shape the landscape”.
When: August 11th, 6.30 – 8.00 pm – note earlier time
Where: Elim Christian Centre, 625 Main Road Stoke.
Gold coin donation from all please to help with venue costs
The landscape serves as a link between the solid Earth and the atmosphere. We need to understand the complex relationships between surface processes, their drivers and the rocks upon which they act. The New Zealand’s Southern Alps, SE Alaska and the Himalaya where rapid uplift combines with vigorous climate regimes to create dynamic landscapes will be discussed.
Phaedra is the Geodynamics Team Leader at GNS Science, where she has worked for the last 11 years. She has widely published on oblique collisional plate boundaries including the Southern Alps. More recently, tectonic geomorphology has become her main focus.
Supporting Lecture: Phaedra Upton: “The Southern Alps of New Zealand – a integrated picture of an evolving plate boundary”.
When:August 12th, time 5.00pm for a 5.30pm start
Where:Constance Barnicoat room, Tasman District Council Library, 280 Queen St Richmond.
The AusIMM poster, with more detail, can be found at AusIMM meeting August 12th.
Note that you need to indicate to Carol Foote that you are going – see poster for details.
Phaedra will explore the 3D structure and kinematics of the orogen, and discuss how regional deep-seated tectonic processes of mountain building are geodynamically interconnected with climate, landscape, and near-surface geological processes that create local fluid flow, effective stress, and temperature anomalies