School of GeoSciences

E3 Doctoral Training Partnership

Supervisors

Professor Hugh D. Sinclair

  • Professor of Surface Geodynamics; Deputy Head of Global Change Research Institute
  • Edinburgh Research Explorer
  • Interaction between surface processes (erosion and sedimentation), mountain building and basin subsidence. The growth of topography in mountain ranges. Using numerical modelling to analyse the punctuated nature of surface uplift. Processes of long term erosion are measured using a range of low temperature thermochronometers, enabling us to question the forcings and response times of surface processes to climate and tectonics. The products of the erosional engine in the mountain belt are then studied as stratigraphy in surrounding basins. Analysis and modelling of the subsidence history of foreland basins. Understanding Mountain Belt/Foreland Basin systems using a range of approaches, which are also applied to issues of hydrocarbon prospectivity. Funding comes from research councils, science foundations and industry. Active field areas include the Alps, Pyrenees, Carpathians, Balkans, Ladakh Himalaya and the Rockies.

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