The Subduction Reference Framework: unravelling the causes of long-term sea-level change [ 2009 - 2012 ]

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Researchers: Dr Maria Seton (Managed by) ,  Professor Dietmar Müller

Researchers A/Prof D Muller; Dr M Sdrolias; Dr M Gurnis; Prof TH Torsvik

Brief description Long-term global sea level fluctuations have been a driving force of biogeography, climate change and organic evolution. We will assimilate images of subducted tectonic plates in the Earth's mantle into geodynamic models to establish a novel Subduction Reference Frame for the past 200 million years. This will form the basis for unravelling the effects of subduction on surface topography and sea-level change. The project outcomes will include predictive models of sedimentation and erosion in continental interiors, and will transform knowledge about the nature and magnitude of natural planetary change.

Funding Amount $310,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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