School of GeoSciences

School of GeoSciences

Professor Hugh D. Sinclair BSc, DPhil

Professor of Surface Geodynamics; Deputy Head of Global Change Research Institute
Room: 2.12
Address: Institute of Geography, Drummond Street, Edinburgh EH8 9XP
Phone: +44 (0) 131 650 2518
FAX: +44 (0) 131 650 2524
Email: Hugh.Sinclair@ed.ac.uk
Web Page: http://www.geos.ed.ac.uk/homes/sinclair
Research Institute: Global Change
Research Groups: Land Surface Dynamics
Research Interests: Interaction between surface processes (erosion and sedimentation), mountain building and basin subsidence. The growth of topography in mountain ranges. Using numerical modelling to analyse the punctuated nature of surface uplift. Processes of long term erosion are measured using a range of low temperature thermochronometers, enabling us to question the forcings and response times of surface processes to climate and tectonics. The products of the erosional engine in the mountain belt are then studied as stratigraphy in surrounding basins. Analysis and modelling of the subsidence history of foreland basins. Understanding Mountain Belt/Foreland Basin systems using a range of approaches, which are also applied to issues of hydrocarbon prospectivity. Funding comes from research councils, science foundations and industry. Active field areas include the Alps, Pyrenees, Carpathians, Balkans, Ladakh Himalaya and the Rockies.
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