Articles | Volume 5, issue 4
Earth Surf. Dynam., 5, 781–789, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-5-781-2017
Earth Surf. Dynam., 5, 781–789, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-5-781-2017

Short communication 01 Dec 2017

Short communication | 01 Dec 2017

Short communication: Massive erosion in monsoonal central India linked to late Holocene land cover degradation

Liviu Giosan et al.

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AR by Liviu Giosan on behalf of the Authors (07 Oct 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (23 Oct 2017) by Simon Mudd
AR by Liviu Giosan on behalf of the Authors (23 Oct 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (27 Oct 2017) by Simon Mudd
ED: Publish as is (30 Oct 2017) by Niels Hovius(Editor)
AR by Liviu Giosan on behalf of the Authors (03 Nov 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Short summary
A reconstruction of erosion in the core monsoon zone of India provides unintuitive but fundamental insights: in contrast to semiarid regions that experience enhanced erosion during erratic rain events, the monsoon is annual and acts as a veritable erosional pump accelerating when the land cover is minimal. The existence of such a monsoon erosional pump promises to reconcile conflicting views on the land–sea sediment and carbon transfer as well as the monsoon evolution on longer timescales.