Evolution of Active Landscapes
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- By pairing geomorphic mapping with topographic analysis in locations with unique or quantifiable tectonic histories we are able to gain insight into the relationships between erosional processes and topographic growth.
- We are investigating the linkages between lithology, weathering and the form of soil mantled topographies. In particular we seek to understand 1) if lithologic variations are expressed in the form of hillslopes and 2) if weathering of poorly consolidated
- The Colorado River system and its tributaries serves as a unique opportunity to explore how fluvial erosion and structure interact in an arid environment. Our work focuses on the history of the Colorado Plateau itself as well as how the Plateau can be use