Temporal feedbacks

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Matrix of variables important in the spatial scaling of critical zone properties

Feedbacks across time

Variables important for temporal feedbacks of vegetation differences, water cycles and material fluxes

Model Category: Conceptual

Image: Matrix of variables important in the spatial scaling of critical zone properties

Regolith and biota respond dynamically to critical zone processes. Hence it’s also crucial to consider how flux gradients at respond to changes is underlying climatic, ecologic, and geologic factors through time. In the above matrix, we summarize our conceptual model of these relationships for temporal scales ranging from the glacial timescales of Milankovitch cycles to the instantaneous timescales of the movement of sediment during individual storms.