Jean Tricart

Jean Tricart (16 September 1920 – 6 May 2003) was a French geomorphologist. In 1948 he became professor at the University of Strasbourg where he remained for the rest of his career.[1] The Tricart's doctoral thesis dealt with the Paris Basin and resulted in a publication acclaimed in France.[1] He collaborated often with his friend André Cailleux.[2] Beginning in 1962 he and Callieux published a band of five works on the subject of geomorphology and climate, publishing the last one in 1974. The bulk of his works were published in French.[1]

Tricart considered that he had, 'a broad systems approach to landform genesis.'.[3] This paper is response to Denys Brunsden's 'Tablets of Stone'.[4]


  1. ^ a b c Lugo Hubp, José (2003). "Jean Tricart (1920-2003)". Investigaciones Geográficas (in Spanish). 51.
  2. ^ Hommage à André Cailleux (1907-1986).
  3. ^ Tricart, J.L.F.. 1996, in Geomorphology Sans Frontières', Eds. McCann, S.B. & Ford, D.C. Chichester: John Wiley, 68-81.
  4. ^ Brunsden, D. 1990. Tablets of stone: toward the Ten Commandments of Geomorphology. Zetschrift fur geomorphologie, Supplementband 79, 2-37 and see also Brunsden in McCann and Ford, op cit

Further readingEdit

  • Clout, Hugh (2014), Lorimer, Hayden; Withers, Charles W. J. (eds.), "Jean Tricart (1920–2003)", Geographers: Biobibliographical Studies, London: Bloomsbury Academic, vol. 33, pp. 11–42