Articles | Volume 9, issue 4
Earth Surf. Dynam., 9, 795–822, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-9-795-2021
Earth Surf. Dynam., 9, 795–822, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-9-795-2021
Research article
29 Jul 2021
Research article | 29 Jul 2021

Tectonically and climatically driven mountain-hopping erosion in central Guatemala from detrital 10Be and river profile analysis

Gilles Brocard et al.

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The rise of a mountain affects the circulation of water, both in the atmosphere and over the land surface, thereby affecting the erosion of the land surface. We document how the rise of a mountain in central Guatemala has affected the erosion of an older range nearby. The new range intercepts precipitation formerly delivered to the older range. River response to the uplift of the new range has decreased incision across the older one. Both have reduced hillslope erosion over the old range.