In situ low-relief landscape formation as a result of river network disruption

@article{Yang2015InSL,
  title={In situ low-relief landscape formation as a result of river network disruption},
  author={Rong Yang and Sean D. Willett and Liran Goren},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2015},
  volume={520},
  pages={526-529}
}
Landscapes on Earth retain a record of the tectonic, environmental and climatic history under which they formed. Landscapes tend towards an equilibrium in which rivers attain a stable grade that balances the tectonic production of elevation and with hillslopes that attain a gradient steep enough to transport material to river channels. Equilibrium low-relief surfaces are typically found at low elevations, graded to sea level. However, there are many examples of high-elevation, low-relief… CONTINUE READING