Articles | Volume 10, issue 3
Research article
02 Jun 2022
Research article |  | 02 Jun 2022

Climate changes and the formation of fluvial terraces in central Amazonia inferred from landscape evolution modeling

Ariel Henrique do Prado, Renato Paes de Almeida, Cristiano Padalino Galeazzi, Victor Sacek, and Fritz Schlunegger

Model code and software

Ariel-H-Prado/SPASE_Model: SPASE - 26.05.2022 (SPASE) A. H. do Prado

Short summary
Our work is focused on describing how and why the terrace levels of central Amazonia were formed during the last 100 000 years. We propose to address this question through a landscape evolution numerical model. Our results show that terrace levels at lower elevation were established in response to dry–wet climate changes and the older terrace levels at higher elevations most likely formed in response to a previously higher elevation of the regional base level.