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Earth Surface Dynamics An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union

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Earth Surf. Dynam., 5, 47-66, 2017
http://www.earth-surf-dynam.net/5/47/2017/
doi:10.5194/esurf-5-47-2017
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18 Jan 2017
Accurate simulation of transient landscape evolution by eliminating numerical diffusion: the TTLEM 1.0 model
Benjamin Campforts et al.

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Despite a growing interest in landscape evolution models, accuracy assessment of the numerical methods they are based on has received little attention. We test a higher-order flux-limiting finite-volume method to simulate river incision and tectonic displacement. We show that this scheme significantly influences the evolution of simulated landscapes and the spatial and temporal variability of erosion rates. Moreover, it allows for the simulation of lateral tectonic displacement on a fixed grid.
Despite a growing interest in landscape evolution models, accuracy assessment of the numerical...
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