(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2000)

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The characterization of steady state in Earth surface systems : findings from the gradient modelling of an Indian climosequence

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Gradient modelling of a steep ecoline in South India has highlighted a suite of landscape units, which appear to be entirely ordained by a simple water balance index. This univariate climofunction is reflected in vegetation, landform, weathering and soil patterns. Although the vegetation successions are the most spectacular, consistent pedogeomorphological trends were identified at several embedded scales of reality. This environment is well-suited to readdressing the debated theories of climatic geomorphology by a discussion on the applicability of climax and steady state to tropical landforms


Article of periodic

published at : Geomorphology / ISSN 0169-555X

Editor : Elsevier, Amsterdam - PAYS-BAS (1987)

Millesime : 2000, vol. 35, no1-2 [pp. 11-20]

Bibliographic references : 53 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 21151

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