Articles | Volume 9, issue 4
Earth Surf. Dynam., 9, 723–753, 2021
Earth Surf. Dynam., 9, 723–753, 2021

Research article 21 Jul 2021

Research article | 21 Jul 2021

Bedrock river erosion through dipping layered rocks: quantifying erodibility through kinematic wave speed

Nate A. Mitchell and Brian J. Yanites


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on esurf-2021-3', Sarah Boulton, 24 Mar 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Nate Mitchell, 26 May 2021
  • RC2: 'Review of “Bedrock River Erosion through Dipping Layered Rocks: Quantifying Erodibility through Kinematic Wave Speed', Boris Gailleton, 21 Apr 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Nate Mitchell, 26 May 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Nate Mitchell on behalf of the Authors (27 May 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (14 Jun 2021) by Sebastien Castelltort
ED: Publish as is (14 Jun 2021) by Tom Coulthard(Editor)

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Short summary
A landscape's appearance reflects the properties of the underlying bedrock. For example, strong bedrock can lead to steep slopes. Recent work has shown, however, that in areas with mixed rock types the stronger bedrock can have lower slopes. In this study, we use numerical models of bedrock river erosion to show why this change in behavior occurs. We also present a new approach for estimating bedrock erodibility. This new approach can allow for new opportunities in the field of geomorphology.