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Dr Byron Adams

Dr Byron Adams

Dr Byron Adams
PhD(Arizona State), MS(U Cincinnati), BS(Ball State)

Senior Research Associate in Secondary Seismic Hazards

Area of research

Dynamic interactions between climate, tectonics, and surface processes

Office G42
Wills Memorial Building,
Queens Road, Clifton BS8 1RJ
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 954 5366

Research summary

Through my investigations into the interactions between tectonics, climate, and surface processes, I have developed an extensive toolset that includes the analysis of topographic and compositional signatures from remotely-sensed data, field based exploration, and geochronology and thermochronology techniques. By combining these primary data sources with numerical thermal-kinematic and landscape evolution models, I constrain spatial and temporal patterns landscape adjustment to an ever-changing set of tectonic and climate boundary conditions. My research has demonstrated that the fluvial and topographic dynamics of even the largest orogens are extremely sensitive to subtle changes in rock uplift and climate parameters. This illustrates that a ...

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Biography

I received a BS in geology from Ball State University (USA) in 2005. From there, I began a MS project at the University of Cincinnati (USA), which took me to India to study the erosion rates of the Himalaya. In 2007, I finished my MS in geology and moved to Arizona. While at Arizona State University, I focused on the long- and short-term tectonic and topographic evolution of the Bhutan Himalaya. After completing my PhD in geology, I moved to Germany to begin a postdoctoral position at the University of Tübingen. Interestingly, this new post would provide me the first ...

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Recent publications

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