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Evolution and Movement of the Crustal Surface and Application of Geo- and Thermochronology

Earth, Planets and Space is seeking submissions for a Special Issue on “Evolution and Movement of the Crustal Surface and Application of Geo- and Thermochronology".

The terrestrial earth surface is the habitat of humans and undergoes drastic changes caused by endogenic and exogenic processes. Establishing the chronology of the past changes/episodes is a key to understanding ongoing processes and to predict future physical environments. This session aims at comprehensive understanding of dynamics of the earth’s surface, including crustal movements, uplift-denudation processes, and subsequent landform development occurred in various spatio-temporal scales. In addition to the thermochronological approach, it welcomes interdisciplinary studies based on, e.g., tectonic geomorphology, structural geology, geodetic observation, cosmogenic nuclides, numerical calculations, and analogue experiments.

Topics of interest:

  • Mountain formations of subduction zones
  • Exhumation processes of young plutons
  • Dating of Pleistocene terraces
  • Thermochronology of slab-derived fluids
  • Dating of fault zones

Submission Instructions

Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have carefully read the submission Guidelines. The complete manuscript should be submitted through the Earth, Planets and Space submission system. To ensure that you submit to the correct special issue please select the appropriate special issue in the drop-down menu upon submission. In addition, indicate within your cover letter that you wish your manuscript to be considered as part of the special issue on 'Evolution and Movement of the Crustal Surface and Application of Geo- and Thermochronology'.  All submissions will undergo rigorous peer review and accepted articles will be published within the journal as a collection.

Submission Deadline: 31 March 2023

Lead Guest Editor           
Noriko HASEBE 
Kanazawa University, Japan 

Guest Editors
Takahiro TAGAMI 
Kyoto University, Japan

Yuan His LEE
National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan    

Georgina KING 
University of Lausanne, Switzerland        

Shigeru SUEOKA
Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Japan   

Youichiro TAKADA    
Hokkaido University, Japan


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