Recent, climate-driven river incision rate fluctuations in the Mercantour crystalline massif, southern French Alps Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Abstract We present a new geomorphological analysis of the Tinée River tributaries in the southern French Alps based on numerical inverse and forward modelling of their longitudinal profiles. We model their relative uplift history with respect to the main channel, hence the incision rate history of this channel. Inverse models show that all tributaries have consistent incision rate histories with alternating high and low values. A comparison with global temperature curves shows that these variations correlate with quaternary climate …

publication date

  • June 1, 2017