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landscape-scale erosion instabilities in the northern gabilan mesa, california

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landscape-scale erosion instabilities in the northern gabilan mesa, california

boulder, colo., usa: if you ever fly from l.a. to san francisco, california, you may notice the gabilan mesa off to the east as you begin your descent into san francisco international airport. if you look carefully, you might notice two strange things: a series of bleach-white scars, where rock outcrops disrupt the smooth, grassy hillslopes, and a strong asymmetry in the orientation of tributaries, with many flowing south and few flowing north. what you can't see is the few feet of soil that would lie beneath your feet if you were standing on the surface -- but it turns out that soil column may have a lot to do with shaping your 10,000-foot view.over long time scales, the transition from hill...