The soil production function and landscape equilibrium

  title={The soil production function and landscape equilibrium},
  author={Arjun M. Heimsath and William E. Dietrich and Kunihiko Nishiizumi and Robert C. Finkel},
Hilly and mountainous landscapes are partially to completely covered with soil under a wide range of erosion and uplift rates, bedrock type and climate. For soil to persist it must be replenished at a rate equal to or greater than that of erosion. Although it has been assumed for over 100 years that bedrock disintegration into erodable soil declines with increasing soil mantle thickness, no field data have shown this relationship. Here we apply two independent field methods for determining soil… Expand

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