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https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-3-291-2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-3-291-2015
Research article
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13 Jul 2015
Research article |  | 13 Jul 2015

Bedload transport controls bedrock erosion under sediment-starved conditions

A. R. Beer and J. M. Turowski

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We applied a spatiotemporally highly resolved dataset of discharge, sediment transport and bedrock erosion data to assess the validity of landscape evolution models at the process scale (resolution of square meters and minutes). The tools effect is found to be the dominant driver of erosion and an easy model is able to predict measured erosion. For larger scales common discharge-dependend modeling with a discharge threshold is adequate to regive the overal trend of the erosion signal.