Uplift , Shortening , and Steady State Topography in Active Mountain Belts

@inproceedings{Willett2001UpliftS,
  title={Uplift , Shortening , and Steady State Topography in Active Mountain Belts},
  author={Sean D. Willett and Rudy L. Slingerland},
  year={2001}
}
We present a tectonic, surface process model used to investigate the role of horizontal shortening in convergent orogens and the effects on steady-state topography. The tectonic model consists of a specified velocity field for the Earth’s surface and includes a constant uplift rate and a constant horizontal strain rate which varies to reflect the relative importance of frontal accretion and underplating in an orogenic wedge. The surface process model includes incision of a network of rivers… CONTINUE READING

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