New instrument unravels landscape longevity

Friday, February 22, 2019 - 09:50 in Earth & Climate

How many years can a mountain exist? Bob Dylan's rhetorical question has just received yet another scientifically based answer. Researchers from Wageningen University & Research (WUR) and Denmark's Technical University (DTU) have developed a new method that can measure the exposure duration of rocks and sediments, leading to new insights in landscape evolution. In Scientific Reports, they reveal their innovative technique.

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