Exhumation and relief development in the Pelvoux and Dora-Maira massifs (western Alps) assessed by spectral analysis and inversion of thermochronological age transects
Romain Beucher, Peter van der Beek, Jean Braun, Geoffrey E Batt
Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface | AMER GEOPHYSICAL UNION | Published : 2012
Awarded by Agence Nationale de la Recherche
This project was financed by the INSU-CNRS "Reliefs de la Terre" program (Pelvoux samples) and the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR-08-BLAN-0303-01 "Erosion and Relief Development in the Western Alps"; Dora-Maira samples). R. B. was supported by a PhD grant from the French Ministry for Research and Higher Education. We thank the "Parc National des Ecrins" for granting permission to sample in the Pelvoux massif. Computations were performed on R2D2, the high performance cluster maintained by the CIMENT project (Calcul Intensif/Modelisation/Experimentation Numerique et Technologique) at Universite Joseph Fourier. P.v.d.B. thanks Matthias Bernet, Frederic Herman, Max Rohrman and Leo Zijerveld for assistance with sampling the Pelvoux transect. We thank Francis Coeur and Francois Senebier for sample preparation. Constructive comments by Rebecca Flowers, Jeff Benowitz and two anonymous reviewers, as well as by Associate Editor Simon Brocklehurst and Editor Alex Densmore, considerably improved the manuscript.