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The Cenozoic geomorphic evolution of the Brazilian passive continental margin in São Paulo State, as traced trough erosion rates from apatite fission-track thermochronology and cosmogenic nuclides

Grant number: 11/19210-0
Support type:Regular Research Grants
Duration: December 01, 2011 - May 31, 2014
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Geosciences - Geology
Principal researcher:Antonio Roberto Saad
Grantee:Antonio Roberto Saad
Home Institution: Universidade de Guarulhos (UNG). Campus Guarulhos-Centro. Guarulhos , SP, Brazil
Assoc. researchers: Adilson Soares Viana Junior ; Antonio Roberto Saad ; Mário Lincoln de Carlos Etchebehere ; Peter Christian Hackspacher


This project aims to better understand the geomorphic evolution since Upper Cretaceous, in a NW-SE transect in the passive continental margino f São Paulo state, SE Brazil, from the coastline (Ilhabela) into the continental interior, crossing important features of geologic/geomorphologic aspects. Multiple low-temperature themochronometers (Apatite Fission-Track and 10Be Measurements) will be applied in order to estimate exumation/erosion rates and to perform termo-kinematic modelling, in correlation with uplift, tectonic reactivation and erosion that affected this área. (AU)

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