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ESurf | Articles | Volume 7, issue 1
Earth Surf. Dynam., 7, 147–169, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-7-147-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Earth Surf. Dynam., 7, 147–169, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-7-147-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 31 Jan 2019

Research article | 31 Jan 2019

Glacial limitation of tropical mountain height

Maxwell T. Cunningham et al.

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Glacial erosion is known to limit the height of midlatitude mountain ranges affected by substantial glaciation during cold periods. Our study examines this phenomenon in the tropics. A new form of hypsometric analysis, along with other evidence, of 10 tropical ranges reveals widespread signs of a perched glacial base level at the ELA. Although glacial influence is moderate to weak in these environments, the evidence suggests that glacial erosion acts to limit the height of tropical ranges.
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