Hillslopes record the growth and decay of landscapes.

@article{Hurst2013HillslopesRT,
  title={Hillslopes record the growth and decay of landscapes.},
  author={Martin D. Hurst and Simon Marius Mudd and Mikael Attal and George E. Hilley},
  journal={Science},
  year={2013},
  volume={341 6148},
  pages={868-71}
}
Earth's surface archives the combined history of tectonics and erosion, which tend to roughen landscapes, and sediment transport and deposition, which smooth them. We analyzed hillslope morphology in the tectonically active Dragon's Back Pressure Ridge in California, United States, to assess whether tectonic uplift history can be reconstructed using measurable attributes of hillslope features within landscapes. Hilltop curvature and hillslope relief mirror measured rates of vertical… CONTINUE READING

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