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Vincent Godard

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  • IdHAL vincent-godard
  • ResearcherId : B-4041-2010
  • ORCID 0000-0003-0143-5893
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I am an Associate Professor or Earth Sciences in Aix-Marseille Université (Aix-en-Provence, France). My main area of interest is the dynamics of the Earth surface, which is a complex interface between internal and external geodynamics. Tectonic and climatic processes interact constantly to shape the evolution of topography, by driving erosion processes and transporting sediments. Beyond their direct control on the Earth surface, such interactions have major and far reaching implications for the evolution of mountain ranges (e.g. distribution of deformation in the crust) and global climate (e.g. control on precipitation and atmospheric CO2). I explore these problems in a variety of settings, notably in active mountains ranges. An important part of my research over the last decade has been focused on the margins of the Tibetan Plateau, in the Himalayas or Eastern Tibet. The general approach I implement in my exploration of Earth Surface Processes is to combine time constraints on these processes using mostly cosmogenic nuclides such as 10Be (integrating rates of surface denudation over the 1-100 ka timescale) with information about the spatial structure of the landscape using high resolution Digital Elevation Models. I also try to integrate these two types of data into a physical understanding of landscape dynamics using numerical Landscape Evolution Models. I work in CEREGE (Aix-en-Provence, France) which hosts the French National Laboratory for Cosmogenic Nuclides (L2NC), and is a great place to investigate these problems.


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Investigation of the use of topographic data derived from Pléiades imagery for high-resolution hillslope-scale morphometry

Victor Pellegrino , Vincent Godard , Jules Fleury
Geomorphology, 2024, 454, pp.109162. ⟨10.1016/j.geomorph.2024.109162⟩
Journal articles hal-04597243v1
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River incision, 10 Be production and transport in a source-to-sink sediment system (Var catchment, SW Alps)

Carole Petit , Tristan Salles , Vincent Godard , Yann Rolland , Laurence Audin
Earth Surface Dynamics, 2023, 11 (2), pp.183-201. ⟨10.5194/esurf-11-183-2023⟩
Journal articles hal-04040730v1
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Milankovitch-paced erosion in the southern Central Andes

G. Burch Fisher , Lisa V. Luna , William H. Amidon , Douglas W. Burbank , Bas de Boer
Nature Communications, 2023, 14 (1), pp.424. ⟨10.1038/s41467-023-36022-0⟩
Journal articles insu-04131497v1
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Investigation of stochastic-threshold incision models across a climatic and morphological gradient

Clément Desormeaux , Vincent Godard , Dimitri Lague , Guillaume Duclaux , Jules Fleury
Earth Surface Dynamics, 2022, 10 (3), pp.473-492. ⟨10.5194/esurf-10-473-2022⟩
Journal articles hal-03690052v1
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Glacier response to Holocene warmth inferred from in situ 10Be and 14C bedrock analyses in Steingletscher's forefield (central Swiss Alps)

Irene Schimmelpfennig , Joerg M Schaefer , Jennifer Lamp , Vincent Godard , Roseanne Schwartz
Climate of the Past, 2022, 18, pp.23 - 44. ⟨10.5194/cp-18-23-2022⟩
Journal articles hal-03533832v1
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Transient hillslope erosion in slow evolution landscapes

Vincent Godard , Salgado A. , L Siame , Jules Fleury , Team Aster
Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 2021, 46 (12), pp.2485-2500. ⟨10.1002/esp.5190⟩
Journal articles hal-03346897v2
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Eustatic knickpoint dynamics in an uplifting sequence of coral reef terraces, Sumba Island, Indonesia

Denovan Chauveau , Christine Authemayou , Stéphane Molliex , Vincent Godard , Lucilla Benedetti
Geomorphology, 2021, 393, pp.107936. ⟨10.1016/j.geomorph.2021.107936⟩
Journal articles hal-03350591v1
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Slip rate determined from cosmogenic nuclides on normal-fault facets

Jim Tesson , Lucilla Benedetti , Vincent Godard , Catherine Novaes , Jules Fleury
Geology, 2021, 49 (1), pp.66-70. ⟨10.1130/G47644.1⟩
Journal articles hal-03453637v1

On the generation and degradation of emerged coral reef terrace sequences: First cosmogenic 36Cl analysis at Cape Laundi, Sumba Island (Indonesia)

Denovan Chauveau , Christine Authemayou , Kevin Pedoja , Stéphane Molliex , Laurent Husson
Quaternary Science Reviews, 2021, 269, pp.107144. ⟨10.1016/j.quascirev.2021.107144⟩
Journal articles hal-03428650v1
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Determination of optical constants from Martian analog materials using a spectro-polarimetric technique

G. Alemanno , E. Garcia-Caurel , J. Carter , François Poulet , R. Brunetto
Planetary and Space Science, 2021, 195, pp.105138. ⟨10.1016/j.pss.2020.105138⟩
Journal articles hal-03422444v1
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Didier L. Bourlès (1955–2021), the 5 MV cosmogenic rock star

Regis Braucher , Pierre‐henri Blard , Erik T Brown , Julien Carcaillet , Anne- Elisabeth Lebatard
Quaternary Geochronology, 2021, 65, pp.101186. ⟨10.1016/j.quageo.2021.101186⟩
Journal articles insu-03211733v1
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Influence of Climate‐Forcing Frequency on Hillslope Response

V. Godard , G. Tucker
Geophysical Research Letters, 2021, 48 (18), pp.e2021GL094305. ⟨10.1029/2021GL094305⟩
Journal articles hal-03347189v1
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Tectonic controls on surface erosion rates in the Longmen Shan, Eastern Tibet

Wei Wang​ , Vincent Godard , Jing Liu‐zeng , Jinyu Zhang , Zhigang Li
Tectonics, 2021, 40 (3), ⟨10.1029/2020TC006445⟩
Journal articles hal-03172550v1
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On the generation and degradation of emerged coral reef terrace sequences: First cosmogenic 36Cl analysis at Cape Laundi, Sumba Island (Indonesia)

Denovan Chauveau , Christine Authemayou , Kevin Pedoja , Stéphane Molliex , Laurent Husson
Quaternary Science Reviews, 2021, 269, pp.107144. ⟨10.1016/j.quascirev.2021.107144⟩
Journal articles hal-03350633v1
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Hillslope denudation and morphologic response to a rock uplift gradient

Vincent Godard , Jean-Claude Hippolyte , Edward Cushing , Nicolas Espurt , Jules Fleury
Earth Surface Dynamics, 2020, 8 (2), pp.221 - 243. ⟨10.5194/esurf-8-221-2020⟩
Journal articles hal-02539133v1
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Cretaceous and late Cenozoic uplift of the eastern French Massif Central: insights from low- temperature thermochronometry

Valerio Olivetti , Maria Balestrieri , Vincent Godard , Olivier Bellier , Cécile Gautheron
Lithosphere, 2020, 12 ((1)), pp.133-149. ⟨10.1130/L1142.1⟩
Journal articles hal-02464552v1
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Transient landscape dynamics across the Southeastern Australian Escarpment

Vincent Godard , Anthony Dosseto , Jules Fleury , Olivier Bellier , Lionel Siame
Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 2019, 506, pp.397-406. ⟨10.1016/j.epsl.2018.11.017⟩
Journal articles hal-02085967v1
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Estimating the disequilibrium in denudation rates due to divide migration at the scale of river basins

Timothée Sassolas-Serrayet , Rodolphe Cattin , Matthieu Ferry , Vincent Godard , Martine Simoes
Earth Surface Dynamics, 2019, 7 (4), pp.1041-1057. ⟨10.5194/esurf-7-1041-2019⟩
Journal articles hal-02387452v1
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Limited influence of climatic gradients on the denudation of a Mediterranean carbonate landscape

Franck Thomas , Vincent Godard , Olivier Bellier , Lucilla Benedetti , Vincent Ollivier
Geomorphology, 2018, 316, pp.44-58. ⟨10.1016/j.geomorph.2018.04.014⟩
Journal articles hal-01797410v1
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Differential Exhumation Across the Longriba Fault System: Implications for the Eastern Tibetan Plateau

Claire Ansberque , Vincent Godard , Valerio Olivetti , Olivier Bellier , Julia de Sigoyer
Tectonics, 2018, 37 (2), pp.663 - 679. ⟨10.1002/2017TC004816⟩
Journal articles hal-01791792v1
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Morphological controls on the dynamics of carbonate landscapes under a mediterranean climate

Franck Thomas , Vincent Godard , Olivier Bellier , Esmaeil Shabanian , Vincent Ollivier
Terra Nova, 2017, 29 (3), pp.173-182. ⟨10.1111/ter.12260⟩
Journal articles hal-01784741v1

Perturbation of fluvial sediment fluxes following the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake

Wei Wang , Vincent Godard , Jing Liu-Zeng , Dirk Scherler , Chong Xu
Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 2017, 42 (15), pp.2611-2622. ⟨10.1002/esp.4210⟩
Journal articles hal-01765613v1
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Weathering-limited hillslope evolution in carbonate landscapes

Vincent Godard , Vincent Ollivier , Olivier Bellier , Cécile Miramont , Esmaeil Shabanian
Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 2016, 446, pp.10 - 20. ⟨10.1016/j.epsl.2016.04.017⟩
Journal articles hal-01785669v2
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The Longriqu fault zone, eastern Tibetan Plateau: Segmentation and Holocene behavior

Claire Ansberque , Olivier Bellier , Vincent Godard , Cécile L Lasserre , Mingming Wang
Tectonics, 2016, 35, pp.565 - 585. ⟨10.1002/2015TC004070⟩
Journal articles hal-01419856v1

Constraining recent fault offsets with statistical and geometrical methods: Example from the Jasneuf Fault (Western Alps, France)

Jérémy Billant , Olivier Bellier , Vincent Godard , Jean-Claude Hippolyte
Tectonophysics, 2016, 693 (A), pp.1-21. ⟨10.1016/j.tecto.2016.09.031⟩
Journal articles hal-01460712v1

Long-term denudation of carbonate landscapes, insights from the Luberon Mountains, Provence, France

Vincent Godard , C. Miramont , O Bellier , Jules Fleury , V. Ollivier
Geophysical Research Abstracts, 2015, 17
Journal articles hal-01429976v1
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Evidence for a wide and gently dipping Main Himalayan Thrust in western Bhutan

Romain Le Roux-Mallouf , Vincent Godard , Rodolphe Cattin , Matthieu Ferry , Jampel Gyeltshen
Geophysical Research Letters, 2015, 42 (9), pp.3257-3265. ⟨10.1002/2015GL063767⟩
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Denudation pattern across the Longriba fault system and implications for the geomorphological evolution of the eastern Tibetan margin

Claire Ansberque , Vincent Godard , Olivier Bellier , Julia de Sigoyer , Jing Liu-Zeng
Geomorphology, 2015, 246, pp.542 - 557. ⟨10.1016/j.geomorph.2015.07.017⟩
Journal articles hal-01564063v1

Dominance of tectonics over climate in Himalayan denudation

Vincent Godard , Didier Bourles , Françoise Spinabella , Douglas W. Burbank , Bodo Bookhagen
Geology, 2014, 42 (3), pp.243-246. ⟨10.1130/G35342.1⟩
Journal articles hal-01549051v1
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Frequency-dependent landscape response to climatic forcing

Vincent Godard , Gregory E. Tucker , G. Burch Fisher , Douglas W. Burbank , Bodo Bookhagen
Geophysical Research Letters, 2013, 40 (5), pp.859 - 863. ⟨10.1002/grl.50253⟩
Journal articles hal-01537091v1

Channel widths, landslides, faults, and beyond: The new world order of high-spatial resolution Google Earth imagery in the study of earth surface processes

G. Burch Fisher , Colin Amos , Bodo Bookhagen , Douglas W. Burbank , Vincent Godard
Geological Society of America Special Papers, 2012, Google Earth and Virtual Visualizations in Geoscience Education and Research, 492, pp.1-22. ⟨10.1130/2012.2492(01)⟩
Journal articles hal-01564208v1

Splay fault slip in a subduction margin, a new model of evolution

Marianne Conin , Pierre Henry , Vincent Godard , Sylvain Bourlange
Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 2012, 341, pp.170-175. ⟨10.1016/j.epsl.2012.06.003⟩
Journal articles hal-00852295v1
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Impact of glacial erosion on 10 Be concentrations in fluvial sediments of the Marsyandi catchment, central Nepal

Vincent Godard , D. W. Burbank , D. L. Bourlès , B. Bookhagen , R. Braucher
Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 2012, 117 (F3), pp.F03013. ⟨10.1029/2011JF002230⟩
Journal articles hal-01537127v1
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Incorporating metamorphism in geodynamic models: the mass conservation problem

Gyoergy Hetenyi , Vincent Godard , Rodolphe Cattin , James A. D. Connolly
Geophysical Journal International, 2011, 186 (3), pp.6-10. ⟨10.1111/j.1365-246X.2011.05052.x⟩
Journal articles hal-00617480v1

Surface Lagrangian Remeshing: A new tool for studying long term evolution of continental lithosphere from 2D numerical modelling

Philippe Steer , Rodolphe Cattin , Jerome Lave , Vincent Godard
Computers & Geosciences, 2011, 37 (8), pp.1067-1074. ⟨10.1016/j.cageo.2010.05.023⟩
Journal articles hal-00639472v1
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Mechanical analysis of controls on strain partitioning in the Himalayas of central Nepal

Vincent Godard , Douglas W. Burbank
Journal of Geophysical Research, 2011, 116 (B10), pp.B10402
Journal articles hal-00789902v1

Erosion rates in an active orogen (NE-Taiwan): A confrontation of cosmogenic measurements with river suspended loads

Lionel Siame , J. Angelier , R.-F. Chen , Vincent Godard , F. Derrieux
Quaternary Geochronology, 2011, 6 (2), pp.246 - 260
Journal articles hal-01457857v1

Spatial distribution of denudation in Eastern Tibet and regressive erosion of plateau margins

Vincent Godard , J. Lavé , J. Carcaillet , R. Cattin , D. Bourles
Tectonophysics, 2010, 491, pp.253-274. ⟨10.1016/J.TECTO.2009.10.026⟩
Journal articles insu-00549737v1
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Erosional control on the dynamics of low-convergence rate continental plateau margins

Vincent Godard , R Cattin , J Lavé
Geophysical Journal International, 2009, 179, pp.763 - 777. ⟨10.1111/j.1365-246X.2009.04324.x⟩
Journal articles hal-01577060v1
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Late Cenozoic evolution of the central Longmen Shan, eastern Tibet: Insight from (U-Th)/He thermochronometry

Vincent Godard , R Pik , J Lavé , R Cattin , B Tibari
Tectonics, 2009, 28 (5), ⟨10.1029/2008TC002407⟩
Journal articles hal-01577059v1

Numerical modelling of erosion processes in the Himalayas of Nepal: effects of spatial variations of rock strength and precipitation

Vincent Godard , Jérome Lavé , Rodolphe Cattin
The Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 2006, 253 (1), pp.341-358. ⟨10.1144/GSL.SP.2006.253.01.18⟩
Journal articles hal-01543331v1
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Numerical modeling of mountain building: Interplay between erosion law and crustal rheology.

Vincent Godard , R. Cattin , J. Lavé
Geophysical Research Letters, 2004, 31, pp.L23607. ⟨10.1029/2004GL021006⟩
Journal articles hal-00079361v1
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Modeling mountain building, numerical trade off between erosion law and crustal rheology

Vincent Godard , Rodolphe Cattin , Jérôme Lavé
Geophysical Research Letters, 2004, 31 (23), pp.L23607. ⟨10.1029/2004GL021006⟩
Journal articles hal-00788697v1