News tagged with elevation

Sculpting tropical peaks

Tropical mountain ranges erode quickly, as heavy year-round rains feed raging rivers and trigger huge, fast-moving landslides. Rapid erosion produces rugged terrain, with steep rivers running through deep ...

Oct 01, 2014
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Shaking things up

Nicole Gasparini was going upstream against a major trend in geologic research. Many geologists ascribe to the popular hypothesis about the formation of very steep mountain ranges: that a wet climate and ...

Sep 25, 2014
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Nature valued from space

Satellites show how we can promote economic development in an environmentally sustainable manner by putting a price on nature's resources.

Jul 12, 2013
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