(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2011)

Document title

Comparing landscape evolution models with quantitative field data at the millennial time scale in the Belgian loess belt

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

TEMME A.J.A.M. (1) ; PEETERS I. (2) ; BUIS E. (1) ; VELDKAMP A. (3) ; GOVERS G. (3) ;
(1) Chairgroup of Land Dynamics, Univ., Wageningen, PAYS-BAS
(2) Physical and Regional Geography Research Group, Katholieke Univ., Leuven, BELGIQUE
(3) Fac. of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), Dep. of Earth System Analysis, Univ. of Twente, Enschede, PAYS-BAS


This study compares 3 landscape evolution models and their ability to correctly simulate measured 2 500 year landscape evolution in 2 small catchments in the Belgian loess belt : WATEM LT and LAPSUS as examples of detachment-limited models and WATEM LTT as an example of transport-limited model. All 3 models are DEM based. Tests demonstrate that a transport-limited approach cannot be used to model long-term landscape evolution in the Belgian loess belt. The difference in performance between transport-limited and detachment-limited models is clear only when the models are evaluated in a 2D catchment. The lack of such distinction when models were applied in a 1D transect highlights the importance of evaluating landscape evolution models in a 2D setting so that effects of flow convergence/divergence can be accounted for


Article of periodic

published at : Earth surface processes and landforms / ISSN 0197-9337 / CODEN ESPLDB

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1981)

Millesime : 2011, vol. 36, no10 [pp. 1300-1312]

Bibliographic references : 58 ref.

Collation : 8 fig., 5 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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