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The Anthropocene is functionally and stratigraphically distinct from the Holocene
C climatic, biological, and geochemical signatures of human activity in sediments and ice cores, Combined with deposits of new materials and radionuclides, as well as human-caused modification of sedimentary processes, the Anthropocene stands alone stratigraphically as a new epoch beginning sometime in the mid–20th century. Expand
Active tectonics of the Beichuan and Pengguan faults at the eastern margin of the Tibetan Plateau
2007 American Geophysical Union. Densmore, A. L., M. A. Ellis, Y. Li, R. Zhou, G. S. Hancock, and N.Richardson, (2007), Active tectonics of the Beichuan and Pengguan faults at the eastern margin ofExpand
The Anthropocene: a new epoch of geological time?
Questions of the scale, magnitude and significance of this environmental change, particularly in the context of the Earth’s geological history, provide the basis for this Theme Issue. Expand
Landsliding and the evolution of normal‐fault‐bounded mountains
Much of the tectonic and climatic history in high-relief regions, such as the mountains of the western U.S. Basin and Range province, is contained in the morphology of hillslopes, drainage networks,Expand
Right‐lateral displacements and the Holocene slip rate associated with prehistoric earthquakes along the Southern Panamint Valley Fault Zone: Implications for southern Basin and Range tectonics and
The N20°W-trending Panamint Valley fault zone is linked to the N60°W-trending Hunter Mountain strike-slip fault and the Saline Valley fault system, which represents one of the three major faultExpand
When did the Anthropocene begin? A mid-twentieth century boundary level is stratigraphically optimal
Abstract We evaluate the boundary of the Anthropocene geological time interval as an epoch, since it is useful to have a consistent temporal definition for this increasingly used unit, whether theExpand
The origin of large local uplift in extensional regions
Large localized uplift is commonly observed in continental regions undergoing extension. These observations can be modelled by planar, high-angle normal faulting of an elastic upper crust overlyingExpand
A stratigraphical basis for the Anthropocene?
Abstract Recognition of intimate feedback mechanisms linking changes across the atmosphere, biosphere, geosphere and hydrosphere demonstrates the pervasive nature of humankind's influence, perhaps toExpand
Extraordinary denudation in the Sichuan Basin: Insights from low- temperature thermochronology adjacent to the eastern margin of the Tibetan Plateau
The eastern margin of the Tibetan Plateau combines very high relief with almost no Tertiary foreland sedimentation and little evidence of Cenozoic tectonic shortening. While river incision andExpand
Active Tectonics of the Longmen Shan Region on the Eastern Margin of the Tibetan Plateau
Abstract: There is a massive amount of geomorphic evidence for active tectonics in the Longmen Shan at the eastern margin of the Tibetan plateau. We have surveyed some typical geomorphic markersExpand