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