Articles | Volume 4, issue 3
Research article
10 Aug 2016
Research article |  | 10 Aug 2016

The CAIRN method: automated, reproducible calculation of catchment-averaged denudation rates from cosmogenic nuclide concentrations

Simon Marius Mudd, Marie-Alice Harel, Martin D. Hurst, Stuart W. D. Grieve, and Shasta M. Marrero

Data sets

Edinburgh Land Surface Dynamics Topographic Tools LSDTopoTools Github

Shuttle Radar Topography Mission 3 arc second data United States Geological Survey

Short summary
Cosmogenic nuclide concentrations are widely used to calculate catchment-averaged denudation rates. Despite their widespread use, there is currently no open source method for calculating such rates, and the methods used to calculate catchment-averaged denudation rates vary widely between studies. Here we present an automated, open-source method for calculating basin averaged denudation rates, which may be used as a stand-alone calculator or as a front end to popular online calculators.