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dc.contributor.authorDemoulin, A
dc.contributor.authorMather, A
dc.contributor.authorWhittaker, A
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-17T17:38:54Z
dc.date.available2017-02-17T17:38:54Z
dc.date.issued2016-11-22
dc.identifier.issn0277-3791
dc.identifier.issn1873-457X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10026.1/8533
dc.description.abstract

The study of drainage network response to uplift is important not only for understanding river system dynamics and associated channel properties and fluvial landforms, but also for identifying the nature of crustal deformation and its history. In recent decades, geomorphic analysis of rivers has proved powerful in elucidating the tectonic evolution of actively uplifting and eroding orogens. Here, we review the main recent developments that have improved and expanded qualitative and quantitative information about vertical tectonic motions (the effects of horizontal deformation are not addressed). Channel long profiles have received considerable attention in the literature, and we briefly introduce basic aspects of the behaviour of bedrock rivers from field and numerical modelling perspectives, before describing the various metrics that have been proposed to identify the information on crustal deformation contained within their steady-state characteristics. Then, we review the literature dealing with the transient response of rivers to tectonic perturbation, through the production of knickpoints propagating through the drainage network. Inverse modelling of river profiles for uplift in time and space is also shown to be very effective in reconstructing regional tectonic histories. Finally, we present a synthetic morphometric approach for deducing the tectonic record of fluvial landscapes. As well as the erosional imprint of tectonic forcing, sedimentary deposits, such as fluvial terrace staircases, are also considered as a classical component of tectonic geomorphology. We show that these studies have recently benefited from rapid advances in dating techniques, allowing more reliable reconstruction of incision histories and estimation of incision rates. The combination of progress in the understanding of transient river profiles and larger, more rigorous data sets of terrace ages has led to improved understanding of river erosion and the implications for terrace profile correlation, i.e., extrapolation of local data to entire profiles. Finally, planform changes in fluvial systems are considered at the channel scale in alluvial rivers and regional level in terms of drainage reorganisation. Examples are given of how numerical modelling can efficiently combine with topographic data to shed new light on the (dis)equilibrium state of drainage systems across regional drainage divides.

dc.format.extent10-37
dc.languageen
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherElsevier BV
dc.subjectDrainage system
dc.subjectFluvial archives
dc.subjectMountain uplift
dc.subjectActive tectonics
dc.subjectRiver profile
dc.subjectFluvial erosion modelling
dc.titleFluvial archives, a valuable record of vertical crustal deformation
dc.typejournal-article
dc.typeArticle
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plymouth.volume166
plymouth.publisher-urlhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2016.11.011
plymouth.publication-statusPublished
plymouth.journalQuaternary Science Reviews
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.quascirev.2016.11.011
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plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Faculty of Science and Engineering/School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
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dcterms.dateAccepted2016-11-10
dc.rights.embargodate2017-11-22
dc.identifier.eissn1873-457X
dc.rights.embargoperiod12 months
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