Researchers working in caves in Borneo and elsewhere are finding evidence that biological processes shape many tropical caves by slowly eating away at surrounding rock.
erosion & weathering
What Formed These Curious Ripples on Mars?
Dunes, ridges, or something else? Scientists seek to understand the origins of transverse aeolian ridges.
Largest Grains Dominate River Bedrock Erosion Rates
The effect of particle size on bedrock erosion rates adds complexity to modeling bedrock channel evolution.
The Importance of Dunes on a Variety of Planetary Surfaces
The Fourth International Planetary Dunes Workshop: Integrating Models, Remote Sensing, and Field Data; Boise, Idaho, 19–22 May 2015
Dynamics of the Earth's Surface in the Eastern Tibetan Plateau
River erosion increased rapidly following rock uplift events in the plateau approximately 11 million years ago.
How a River Gets Its Width
A new model of deposition and erosion on river banks allows scientists to study how the banks control their stream’s width.
Hillslopes Regulate Sediment Supply to River Channels
New study rethinks dynamics of runoff-driven erosion in response to rainstorms.
Comparing Models for Soil Erosion Due to Wind
Researchers investigate the impact of vegetation on erosion.
Manganese Deposits on Mars Suggest a Highly Oxidized Past
Data from the Curiosity rover suggest that the surface of Mars has experienced more strongly oxidizing conditions than previously thought.