CSDMS 2020 Webinars

CSDMS Summer Science Series III: Understanding the conversion of rock to regolith using numerical modeling in the Critical Zone of the Luquillo Mountains, Puerto Rico

Daniel Kim

Tulane University, United States
Nicole Gasparini Tulane University United States
Leonard Sklar Concordia University Canada
Jane Willenbring Stanford University United States
Emma Harrison United States

We illustrate results from a Landlab component that uses the framework and geomorphic transport laws developed by Sklar et al. (2017) to model the grain-size distribution resulting from the transformation of rock to soil. The equations model grain-size distribution as a function of weathering and denudation rate. We have implemented these equations to explore controls on sediment grain size in different parts of the Rio Blanco watershed, Puerto Rico.

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Of interest for:
  • Terrestrial Working Group