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New Science paper on hillslope control of landscape scale

A team led by our own Kristin Sweeny and Josh Roering have a paper in the latest issue of Science, “Experimental evidence for hillslope control of landscape scale.” Their work uses a set of experimental sand boxes to test the relative effects of hillslope formation vs. valley incision on the generation of the overall shape of a mountainous landscape. They found evidence supporting the hypothesis that hillslope formation is the major driver of the shape of these landscapes.

Here is the original research article:

Sweeney, K.E., Roering, J.J., and Ellis, C., 2015, Experimental evidence for hillslope control of landscape scale: Science, v. 349, no. 6243, p. 51–53, URL:

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