Studying lithospheric and crustal deformations at different time scales and better understanding their relationships with deeper processes

In the long-term lithosphere deformation research field, Geoazur’s works focus on:

  • the morphologic evolution of continental surfaces by quantifying and modeling long-term (geochronology) and short-term (geodesy) uplift rates;
  • the analysis of short-term (1-104 years) and long-term (104-106 years) deformations that affect the upper plate of a subduction zone and their relationships with fault mechanics;
  • the use of subduction zone archives contained in orogens for a better understanding of long-term subduction zone activities;
  • 3D numerical modeling of subduction zones and the characterization of surface deformation cycles depending on the plate properties and degree of interaction between the descending plate and deep mantle.