The interaction between soil formation and landscape evolution
Article first published online: 18 MAR 2013
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 94, Issue 12, page 120, 19 March 2013
How to Cite
2013), The interaction between soil formation and landscape evolution, Eos Trans. AGU, 94(12), 120.(
- Issue published online: 18 MAR 2013
- Article first published online: 18 MAR 2013
- Cited By
- soil formation;
- landscape evolution;
- sediment export
Soil formation and landscape evolution are closely related, but they have generally been considered separately by scientists. Now Vanwalleghem et al. have created the first model to fully integrate the two. The model, called MILESD, looks at soil formation processes, including physical and chemical weathering, formation of clays, and biological mixing. It also includes vertical and horizontal soil redistribution processes. The model allows the researchers to look at the effect of erosion on soil profile depth and layering as well as soil properties such as texture, stoniness, and organic carbon content. It also enables them to study the effect of soil dynamics on sediment dynamics.