Articles | Volume 3, issue 4
Earth Surf. Dynam., 3, 463–482, 2015
Earth Surf. Dynam., 3, 463–482, 2015

Research article 06 Oct 2015

Research article | 06 Oct 2015

The periglacial engine of mountain erosion – Part 2: Modelling large-scale landscape evolution

D. L. Egholm et al.


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We incorporate relations between climate, sediment thickness and periglacial processes quantified in the accompanying paper into a landscape evolution model. This allows us to time-integrate the periglacial contribution to mountain topography on million-year time scales. It is a robust result of our simulations that periglacial processes lead to topographic smoothing. Owing to the climate dependency, this smoothing leads to formation of low-relief surfaces at altitudes controlled by temperature.