CL Climate: Past, Present & Future
The 2012 Outstanding Student Poster (OSP) Award is awarded to Anne Claude for the poster entitled:
Geomorphology and landscape evolution at the Chironico landslide (Leventina) (Claude, A.; Ivy-Ochs, S; Kober, F.; Antognini, M.; Kubik, P. W.)
I am currently doing my PhD at the University of Bern and my research is concentrated on the dating of the Swiss Deckenschotter with cosmogenic nuclides. The poster I presented at the EGU is about my MSc Thesis, which I completed at the ETH Zürich under the supervision of PD Dr. Susan Ivy-Ochs and Dr. Florian Kober. The goal of this project was to get an idea of the age, event chronology, dynamics and landscape evolution of the Chironico area, which has been affected by a landslide. The absolute failure age was assigned through surface exposure dating with the cosmogenic nuclides 10Be and 36Cl. In addition, for the radionuclide 10Be, a local reference production rate of 3.89±0.23 atoms/g/yr could be calculated as the exposure ages agreed well with existing radiocarbon dates from wood.