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Fourteen

New geological horizons

Landscape evolution is an aspect of geology that everyone can understand – at least when it comes to the basics.  But new technologies have recently emerged which revolutionise our view of the landscape – with geoscientists at the Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow leading the way... …

New geological horizons

Landscape evolution is an aspect of geology that everyone can understand – at least when it comes to the basics.  But new technologies have recently emerged which revolutionise our view of the landscape – with geoscientists at the Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow leading the way...

Professor Hugh Sinclair of the University of Edinburgh is using techniques such as thermochronology, not just to explain how the landscape evolved but also to predict its behaviour in future, focusing on active mountain ranges such as the Himalayas. 

Professor Rod Brown of the University of Glasgow has developed a revolutionary method to process and understand thermochronology data from apatite crystals, which may help to explain one of the most puzzling questions in geology.

 

 

 

"New geological horizons". Science Scotland (Issue Fourteen)
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