Links Between Tectonics, Erosion And Climate: Insights From Numerical Model
There is much debate about the links that might exist between tectonic, erosion and climate in mountain belts. Continental convergence leads to crustal thickening and the creation of surface topography which in turn is affected by surface erosion through the combined actions of rivers and glaciers. Flow in the mantle can also lead to substantial so-called "dynamic topography". Climate (mostly through precipitation rate and its variability) plays an obvious, yet poorly quantified role in setting the… Show more
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