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Seeing the bedrock through the trees


April 30, 2014

bottom-up model predicts depth to fresh bedrock When estimating runoff and erosion on hillslopes, most scientists consider only the soil. But the weathered bedrock underneath may play an equally important role in channeling water, nourishing plants and shaping the landscape, according to University of California, Berkeley, geologists. William Dietrich and Daniella Rempe propose a model to predict the depth of weathered bedrock from easily measured parameters. Full Story

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