Landscape Evolution

 Anne-Sophie Mériaux has determined the Holocene slip-rate of the Altyn Tagh Fault, and the postglacial slip-rate of the Denali Fault (two of Earths largest) using cosmogenic radionuclide dating. Data generated from the Newcastle cosmogenic isotope facility has also been used to constrain the timing and geological setting of Australopithecus sibeda in southern Africa (Anne-Sophie Mériaux) and the landscape evolution of the northern Iceland (Anne-Sophie Mériaux and Andy Russell). Darrel Maddy works on fluvial landscape evolution assessing the roles of neotectonics and orbitally-forced climate changes on the long term hydrology of western Turkey. Darrel Maddy uses high performance computing power of general purpose graphics processing units to model landscape evolution.