TUNIK Maisa Andrea
capítulos de libros
IGCP 586-Y Geodynamic processes in the Andes 32°-34°s
PINTO, LUISA; GIAMBIAGI LAURA,; TUNIK, MAISA ANDREA; SEPULVEDA, SERGIO; MOREIRAS, STELLA MARIS; FARIAS, MARCELO; HOKE, GREG
Tales set in stone: 40 years of the International Geoscience Programme (IGCP)
Año: 2012; p. 120 - 126
This Young Scientist Project is a multinational, multidisciplinary and regional-scale research effort, which brings together young researchers from developing and developed countries. It also serves to stimulate interaction in the Americas and Europe. The participating institutions are the University of Chile, Chile; Argentinean Institute of Snow, Glaciology and Environmental Research, Argentina; University of Comahue, Argentina; International Center of Earthquake Research Montessus de Ballore, Chile; Syracuse University, USA; Institut de Recherche pour le Developpement and Toulouse University, France. The project evaluates the interplay between the mechanisms that build the Andes, and those that sculpt its landscape. Convergent continental margins and tectonics. The stresses generated at these boundaries drive internal deformation of the lithosphere, resulting in topographic uplift, and a concomitant surface process response that is intimately related and often governed by feedback mechanisms. The complex interactions of deformation and surface processes in the Andean subduction-related orogen (a belt of deformed rocks) represent the principal focus of our research project.