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https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-4-607-2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-4-607-2016
Research article
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01 Aug 2016
Research article |  | 01 Aug 2016

Exploring the sensitivity on a soil area-slope-grading relationship to changes in process parameters using a pedogenesis model

W. D. Dimuth P. Welivitiya, Garry R. Willgoose, Greg R. Hancock, and Sagy Cohen

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This paper generalises the physical dependence of the relationship between contributing area, local slope, and the surface soil grading first described by Cohen et al. (2009, 2010) using a soil evolution model called SSSPAM. We show the influence of weathering on the equilibrium soil profile and its spatial distribution. We conclude that the soil grading relationship is robust and will occur for most equilibrium soils. This spatial organisation is also true below the surface.