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Sediment transport mechanisms on soil-mantled slopes

Braun, Jean; Heimsath, A; Chappell, John

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Landscape evolution is modeled widely using a simple creep law for complex processes of sediment transport. Here, field data show how a new transport model, combined with an exponential soil production law, better captures spatial variations of soil thickness on hillslopes. We combine parameterizations of simple and depth-dependent creep with overland flow to predict soil thickness and suggest how soil distribution evolves in response to climatic and tectonic forcing. We present an empirical...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2001
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/89445
Source: Geology
DOI: 10.1130/0091-7613(2001)029<0683:STMOSM>2.0.CO

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