Biography: Jean Braun

Students Surpervised:

Eric Deal — Coupled models of tectonic evolution, climate and erosion’

Host Institution:

Institut des Sciences de la Terre (ISTerre), Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France



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My role in iTECC:

I am one of the participants to the project from the Université Joseph Fourier de Grenoble, focusing on the links between climate, erosion and tectonics through the use of numerical modeling tools. I contributed to the conceptualization of the research project and writing of the proposal; I am now supervising a PhD student on understanding the links between climate and climate variability and erosion rate and how this may have affected the tectonic and erosional histories of the Himalayas in relation to past climate changes.

Publications related to iTECC:

  • Whipp, D., Beaumont, C. and Braun, J., accepted. Feeding the 'aneurysm': Orogen-parallel mass transport into Nanga Parbat and the western Himalayan syntaxis. Journal of Geophysical Research - Solid Earth.
  • Croissant, T. and Braun, J., 2014. Constraining the stream power law: a novel approach combining a landscape evolution model and an inversion method. Earth Surface Dynamics. v.2, 155-166.
  • Goren, L., Willett, S.D., Herman, F. and Braun, J., 2014. Coupled numerical-analytical approach to landscape evolution modelling. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. 11/2013; doi:10.1002/esp.3514.
  • Braun, J. and Willett, S.D., 2013. A very efficient, O(n), implicit and parallel method to solve the basic stream power law equation governing fluvial incision and landscape evolution. Geomorphology, v.180-181, 170-179.
  • Castelltort, S., Goren, L., Willett, S., Champagnac, J.-D., Herman, F. and Braun, J., 2012., River drainage patterns in the New Zealand Alps primarily controlled by plate tectonic strain. Nature Geoscience, doi:10.1038/NGEO1582.
  • Braun, J.,  van der Beek, P., Valla, P., Robert, X., Herman, F., Goltzbacj, C., Pedersen, V., Perry, C., Simon-Labric, T., Prigent, C. 2012. Quantifying rates of landscape evolution and tectonic processes by thermochronology and numerical modeling of crustal heat transport using PECUBE. Tectonophysics, v.524-525, pp.1-28.
  • Robert, X., van der Beek, P., Braun, J., Perry, C. and Mugnier, J.-L., 2011. Control of detachment geometry on lateral variations in exhumation rates in the Himalaya: Insights from low-temperature thermochronology and numerical modelling. Journal of Geophysical Research, 116, B05202, doi:10.129/2011JB007893.
  • Robert, X., vanderBeek, P., Braun, J., Perry, C., Dubille, M. and Mugnier, J.-L., 2009. Assessing Quaternary reactivation of the Main Central Thrust zone (central Nepal Himalaya: New thermochronological data and numerical modelling.  Geology, v.37, pp. 731-734.
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