Scarp degraded by linear diffusion: inverse solution for age.

Journal of Geophysical Research
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Under the assumption that landforms unaffected by drainage channels are degraded according to the linear diffusion equation, a procedure is developed to invert a scarp profile to find its 'diffusion age'. The inverse procedure applied to synthetic data yields the following rules of thumb. Evidence of initial scarp shape has been lost when apparent age reaches twice its initial value. A scarp that appears to have been formed by one event may have been formed by two with an interval between them as large as apparent age. The simplicity of scarp profile measurement and this inversion makes profile analysis attractive. -from Authors

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Scarp degraded by linear diffusion: inverse solution for age.
Series title Journal of Geophysical Research
Volume 90
Issue B12
Year Published 1985
Language English
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