Articles | Volume 6, issue 1
Earth Surf. Dynam., 6, 77–99, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-6-77-2018
Earth Surf. Dynam., 6, 77–99, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-6-77-2018

Research article 15 Feb 2018

Research article | 15 Feb 2018

Numerical modelling of landscape and sediment flux response to precipitation rate change

John J. Armitage et al.

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AR by John Armitage on behalf of the Authors (02 Oct 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (01 Nov 2017) by Jean Braun
AR by John Armitage on behalf of the Authors (29 Nov 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (04 Dec 2017) by Jean Braun
RR by Laure Guerit (14 Dec 2017)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (01 Jan 2018) by Jean Braun
AR by John Armitage on behalf of the Authors (09 Jan 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (11 Jan 2018) by Jean Braun
ED: Publish as is (11 Jan 2018) by Tom Coulthard(Editor)
AR by John Armitage on behalf of the Authors (12 Jan 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Short summary
We explore how two landscape evolution models respond to a change in climate. The two models are developed from a divergent assumption on the efficiency of sediment transport. Despite the different resulting mathematics, both numerical models display a similar functional response to a change in precipitation. However, if we model sediment transport rather than assume it is instantaneously removed, the model responds more rapidly, with a response time similar to that observed in nature.