Colorado Plateau uplift and erosion evaluated using GIS

  title={Colorado Plateau uplift and erosion evaluated using GIS},
  author={Lee Pederson and Rob D. Mackley and James L. Eddleman},
Study of the interaction between uplift and erosion is a major theme of our science, but our understanding of their interplay is often limited by a lack of quantitative data. A classic example is the Colorado Plateau, for which the starting and ending points are well known: The region was at sea level in the Late Cretaceous, and now, the deeply eroded land surface is at ~2 km. The path of the landscape between these endpoints is less clear, and there has been longstanding debate on the… CONTINUE READING


Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 10 extracted citations

Colorado River long-profile metrics , knickzones and their meaning

Joel L. Pederson, Christopher Tressler
View 4 Excerpts
Highly Influenced


Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-3 of 3 references

Pre – Colorado River paleogeography and extension along the Colorado Plateau – Basin and Range boundary , northwest Arizona

R. A. Young, E. E. Spamer
The Colorado River : Origin and evolution : Grand Canyon , Arizona , Grand Canyon Association Monograph • 2002

The Tertiary history of the Grand Canyon district : U . S . Geological Survey Monograph 2 , 264 p .

P. England, P. Molnar

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…