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Gavan S. McGrath, Zhengyao Nie, Arcady Dyskin, Tia Byrd, Rowan Jenner, Georgina Holbeche and Christoph Hinz In situ fragmentation and rock particle sorting on arid hills Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface 118

Article first published online: 25 JAN 2013 | DOI: 10.1029/2012JF002402

Key Points

  • Rock armor size distributions found to change systematically downslope on mesas
  • A fragmentation model reproduces observed change in particle size distributions
  • A size dependent fragmentation rate related to scaling in tensile strength

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