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Professor Ehlers' research interests are in the interactions between climatic, tectonics, surface processes, and biota as applied to the evolution of active mountain ranges and adjacent sedimentary basins. Current research topics include:
- Tectonic, (paleo)climate, and biotic controls on Earth surface processes
- Active tectonics and geodynamics
- Quantification of tectonic and surface processes using thermochronology, cosmogenic nuclides, remote sensing, and numerical modeling techniques.
- Glacial erosion and topographic development.
Professor Ehlers integrates a variety of tools in his research. He emphasizes a multidisciplinary approach to solving problems and integrates such techniques and data sets as:
- Field observations
- Numerical modeling (thermal, mechanical, atmospheric, and surface process models) and high performance computing.
- Low-temperature thermochronology: noble gas and fission track methods.
- Analysis and modeling of high-resolution (Lidar derived) digital topography.
- Field based observations of sedimentology, stratigraphy, geomorphology, and structure.
- Meso- and global-scale climate models and meteorological data
- Remote sensing, and geographic information systems (GIS)
- Cosmogenic isotopes (10Be, 26Al, 3He) and short lived nuclides.
- Geophysical data analysis (heat flow, gravity, seismic reflection profiles)