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Linking climate and fluxes at the landscape, channel and reach scales

River incisition, sediment and solute transport

Linking Climate and fluxes at the landscape, channel and reach scales

Model Category: Conceptual

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Linking climate and fluxes at the landscape, channel and reach scales

Particulate carbon, fine sediment and bed material each have different characteristic transit times within a watershed. Particles with short residence times are generated at hot spots in the landscape, and particles with long residence times are eroded and transported from relatively stable parts of the landscape during hot moments. Because of differences in landscape stability, these characteristic time scales will differ with position above or below knickpoints.

Linking climate and fluxes at the landscape, channel and reach scales


Publications

2016

Self-organization of river channels as a critical filter on climate signals. Phillips, C.B., Jerolmack, D.J. (2016): Science