Orographic barriers, high‐resolution TRMM rainfall, and relief variations along the eastern Andes

  title={Orographic barriers, high‐resolution TRMM rainfall, and relief variations along the eastern Andes},
  author={Bodo Bookhagen and Manfred R. Strecker},
  journal={Geophysical Research Letters},
Quantifying the degree to which tectonic and erosive processes shape landscapes is key to understanding the evolution of tectonically active mountain belts. Here we explore the interplay of these two processes along the humid, eastern flank of the South American Andes. We use high‐resolution Tropical Rainfall Measurement Mission (TRMM) and SRTM data to characterize elevation, relief, and hillslope angle of peak rainfall at orographic barriers. Over a distance of more than 3500 km along the… 

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