Vanishing river gorge shows geology i...

Vanishing river gorge shows geology in fast forward

There are 1 comment on the New Scientist story from Aug 17, 2014, titled Vanishing river gorge shows geology in fast forward. In it, New Scientist reports that:

Blink and this gorge will be gone. Normally, erosion takes thousands of years, but this river valley could vanish just 50 years after it formed, thanks to a new and rapid process called "downstream sweep erosion".

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“Geologist [I'm Climate Change]”

Since: Mar 07

formerly Nuneaton

#1 Aug 18, 2014
Interesting.

Steep slopes, Earthquake induced scarp formation, lots of typhoons, and lots of very mobile sediment.

My geological career over there would not have been blocked by political interference.

Have a nice day: Ag

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