mountain belts

Thawing ice makes the Alps grow

This is due to the fact that at the end of the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM) about 18,000 years ago the glaciers melted and with this the former heavy pressure on…

Curvy Mountain Belts

The process of collision, uplift, and subsequent erosion of long mountain belts often produces profound global effects, including changes in regional and…

Humans causing erosion comparable to world’s largest rivers and glaciers

Published online in the journal Nature Geoscience, the research offers stark evidence of how humans are reshaping the planet. It also finds that – contrary to…

Erosion of the Yucca Mountain crest

But a new study, already published as an article in press by Elsevier's journal Geomorphology (http://www.elsevier.com/locate/geomorph) and recently included…