Articles | Volume 8, issue 2
Earth Surf. Dynam., 8, 505–526, 2020
Earth Surf. Dynam., 8, 505–526, 2020

Research article 04 Jun 2020

Research article | 04 Jun 2020

Dimensional analysis of a landscape evolution model with incision threshold

Nikos Theodoratos and James W. Kirchner


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ED: Publish as is (30 Apr 2020) by Jean Braun
ED: Publish as is (05 May 2020) by Niels Hovius(Editor)
Short summary
We non-dimensionalized a commonly used model of landscape evolution that includes an incision threshold. Whereas the original model included four parameters, we obtained a dimensionless form with a single parameter, which quantifies the relative importance of the incision threshold. Working with this form saves computational time and simplifies theoretical analyses.