Articles | Volume 5, issue 3
Research article
24 Aug 2017
Research article |  | 24 Aug 2017

Quantifying the controls on potential soil production rates: a case study of the San Gabriel Mountains, California

Jon D. Pelletier


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AR by Jon Pelletier on behalf of the Authors (16 Nov 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (29 Nov 2016) by Jean Braun
AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (13 Feb 2017)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (24 Feb 2017) by Jean Braun
RR by Anonymous Referee #4 (21 Mar 2017)
RR by Simon Mudd (06 Apr 2017)
RR by Anonymous Referee #5 (06 Apr 2017)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by Editor) (18 May 2017) by Jean Braun
AR by Jon Pelletier on behalf of the Authors (08 Jun 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (23 Jun 2017) by Jean Braun
ED: Publish as is (28 Jun 2017) by A. Joshua West(Editor)
Short summary
The rate at which bedrock can be converted into transportable material is a fundamental control on the topographic evolution of mountain ranges. Using the San Gabriel Mountains, California, as an example, in this paper I demonstrate that this rate depends on topographic slope in mountain ranges with large compressive stresses via the influence of topographically induced stresses on fractures. Bedrock and climate both control this rate, but topography influences bedrock in an interesting new way.