Author Topic: Landslides linked to plate tectonics create the steepest mountain terrain  (Read 3286 times)

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The work, presented online May 27 in Nature Geoscience, shows that once the angle of a slope exceeds 30 degrees whether from uplift, a rushing stream carving away the bottom of the slope or a combination of the two landslide erosion increases significantly until the hillside stabilizes.

"I think the formation of these landscapes could apply to any steep mountain terrain in the world," said lead author Isaac Larsen, a University of Washington doctoral student in Earth and space sciences.

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http://phys.org/news/2012-05-landslides-linked-plate-tectonics-steepest.html
Ruslan Vasylev