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Research article
17 Jul 2018
Research article |  | 17 Jul 2018

A lattice grain model of hillslope evolution

Gregory E. Tucker, Scott W. McCoy, and Daniel E. J. Hobley

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This article presents a new technique for computer simulation of slope forms. The method provides a way to study how events that disturb soil or turn rock into soil add up over time to produce landforms. The model represents a cross section of a hypothetical landform as a lattice of cells, each of which may represent air, soil, or rock. Despite its simplicity, the model does a good job of simulating a range of common of natural slope forms.