Feedbacks among climate, erosion, and tectonics in a critical wedge orogen

  title={Feedbacks among climate, erosion, and tectonics in a critical wedge orogen},
  author={G. Roe and K. Whipple and J. K. Fletcher},
  journal={American Journal of Science},
  pages={815 - 842}
  • G. Roe, K. Whipple, J. K. Fletcher
  • Published 2008
  • Geology
  • American Journal of Science
  • The interactions among climate, erosion, and tectonics have long been of interest to geologists, but have not yet been united into a single theoretical framework. In this study, representations of orographic precipitation and fluvial erosion are combined with the concept of a critical wedge orogen. The idealized framework captures the basic system dynamics. It also allows for a formal analysis of the precipitation and tectonic interactions in terms of feedback factors and gains, and so permits… CONTINUE READING
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