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Nature, nurture and landscape

Those studying erosion in mountain regions wrestle with factors such as what builds mountains, and how climate affects erosive forces. Yet perhaps a physically based theory is what is most needed.

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Figure 1: Peak erosion — one of the areas of Taiwan studied by Dadson et al.3.


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Molnar, P. Nature, nurture and landscape. Nature 426, 612–613 (2003).

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