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

  title={Feedbacks among climate, erosion, and tectonics in a critical wedge orogen},
  author={Gerard H. Roe and Kelin X. Whipple and Jennifer K. Fletcher},
  journal={American Journal of Science},
  pages={815 - 842}
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… 
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