Articles | Volume 6, issue 2
Earth Surf. Dynam., 6, 505–523, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-6-505-2018
Earth Surf. Dynam., 6, 505–523, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-6-505-2018

Research article 22 Jun 2018

Research article | 22 Jun 2018

How concave are river channels?

Simon M. Mudd et al.

Data sets

Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) 90 m NSF OpenTopography Facility https://doi.org/10.5069/G9445JDF

Model code and software

MuddPILE the Parsimonious Integrated Landscape Evolution Model S. M. Mudd, J. Jenkinson, D. A. Valters, and F. J. Clubb https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.997407

LSDtopotools/LSDTopoTools_ChiMudd2014: LSDTopoTools Chi Mapping Package (Version 1.11) S. M. Mudd, F. J. Clubb, B. Gailleton, M. D. Hurst, D. T. Milodowski, and D. A. Valters https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1291889

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Short summary
Rivers can reveal information about erosion rates, tectonics, and climate. In order to make meaningful inferences about these influences, one must be able to compare headwaters to downstream parts of the river network. We describe new methods for normalizing river steepness for drainage area to better understand how rivers record erosion rates in eroding landscapes.