News From the Field
Seeing the bedrock through the trees
April 30, 2014
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.When estimating runoff and erosion on hillslopes, most scientists consider only the soil. But the weathered bedrock underneath may play an equally important role in channeling water, nourishing plants and shaping the landscape, according to University of California, Berkeley, geologists. William Dietrich and Daniella Rempe propose a model to predict the depth of weathered bedrock from easily measured parameters.Full Story
University of California, Berkeley
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