Articles | Volume 8, issue 2
Research article
26 May 2020
Research article |  | 26 May 2020

Rivers as linear elements in landform evolution models

Stefan Hergarten

Data sets

Rivers as linear elements in landform evolution models: codes and data S. Hergarten

Short summary
Models of fluvial erosion have a long history in landform evolution modeling. Interactions between rivers and processes acting at hillslopes (e.g., landslides) are receiving growing interest in this context. While present-day computer capacities allow for applying such coupled models, there is still a scaling problem when considering rivers to be linear elements on a topography. Based on a reinterpretation of old empirical results, this study presents a new approach to overcome this problem.