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Modeling long-term arid cliffs and sub-cliff slopes evolution under short-duration extreme rainstorm events

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Yuval Shmilovich

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

In dry regions, escarpments are key landforms for exploring landform-rainfall interactions. Here we present a modeling approach for arid cliffs and sub-cliff slopes evolution incorporating rainfall forcing at the scale of individual rainstorms. We used numerical experiments to mechanistically test how arid cliffs and sub-cliff slopes evolve according to different geomorphic characteristics and variations in rainstorm properties.

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Of interest for:
  • Terrestrial Working Group
  • Hydrology Focus Research Group
  • Critical Zone Focus Research Group
  • Geodynamics Focus Research Group
  • River Network Modeling Initiative