How Do Tropical Forests Slow Knickpoints in Rivers?

ter flows along a knickpoint in the Luquillo Mountains. Credit: Gilles Brocard

01 Jul 2016
News Source: Eos

Image: ter flows along a knickpoint in the Luquillo Mountains. Credit: Gilles Brocard [Click image to enlarge]

Using Puerto Rico's Luquillo Mountains as a case study, scientists use the region's geological history to study how knickpoints—areas where there's a sharp change in the river's slope—move over time...

 

see the full article here: https://eos.org/research-spotlights/how-do-tropical-forests-slow-knickpoints-in-rivers


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