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Ages estimated from a diffusion equation model for scarp degradation

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Abstract

The diffusion equation derived from the continuity equation for hillslopes is applied to scarp erosion in unconsolidated materials. Solutions to this equation allow direct calculation of the product of the rate coefficient and the age of the scarp from measurements of scarp morphology. Where the rate coefficient can be estimated or can be derived from scarps of known age, this method allows direct calculation of unknown ages of scarps.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Ages estimated from a diffusion equation model for scarp degradation
Series title:
Science
Volume
221
Issue:
4607
Year Published:
1983
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Science
First page:
263
Last page:
265