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Landscape inversion by stream piracy

A model suggests that active deformation in mountains causes river networks to constantly reorganize, providing an explanation for the paradoxical formation of almost flat surfaces high in craggy mountain ranges. See Letter p.526

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Figure 1: Proposed origin of low-relief surfaces at high elevation.


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Lavé, J. Landscape inversion by stream piracy. Nature 520, 442–443 (2015).

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