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author = {Sosa, Gonzalez V and Bierman, PR and Fernandes, NF and Rood, DH},
doi = {10.1016/j.geomorph.2016.05.024},
journal = {Geomorphology},
pages = {54--63},
title = {Long-term background denudation rates of southern and southeastern Brazilian watersheds estimated with cosmogenic 10Be},
url = {},
volume = {268},
year = {2016}

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AB - In comparison to humid temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere, less is known about the long-term (millennial scale) background rates of erosion in Southern Hemisphere tropical watersheds. In order to better understand the rate at which watersheds in southern and southeastern Brazil erode, and the relationship of that erosion to climate and landscape characteristics, we made new measurements of in situ produced 10Be in river sediments and we compiled all extant measurements from this part of the country.New data from 14 watersheds in the states of Santa Catarina (n = 7) and Rio de Janeiro (n = 7) show that erosion rates vary there from 13 to 90 m/My (mean = 32 m/My; median = 23 m/My) and that the difference between erosion rates of basins we sampled in the two states is not significant. Sampled basin area ranges between 3 and 14,987 km2, mean basin elevation between 235 and 1606 m, and mean basin slope between 11 and 29°. Basins sampled in Rio de Janeiro, including three that drain the Serra do Mar escarpment, have an average basin slope of 19°, whereas the average slope for the Santa Catarina basins is 14°. Mean basin slope (R2 = 0.73) and annual precipitation (R2 = 0.57) are most strongly correlated with erosion in the basins we studied. At three sites where we sampled river sand and cobbles, the 10Be concentration in river sand was greater than in the cobbles, suggesting that these grain sizes are sourced from different parts of the landscape.Compiling all cosmogenic 10Be-derived erosion rates previously published for southern and southeastern Brazil watersheds to date (n = 76) with our 14 sampled basins, we find that regional erosion rates (though low) are higher than those of watersheds also located on other passive margins including Namibia and the southeastern North America. Brazilian basins erode at a pace similar to escarpments in southeastern North America. Erosion rates in southern and southeastern Brazil are directly and positively relat
AU - Sosa,Gonzalez V
AU - Bierman,PR
AU - Fernandes,NF
AU - Rood,DH
DO - 10.1016/j.geomorph.2016.05.024
EP - 63
PY - 2016///
SN - 1872-695X
SP - 54
TI - Long-term background denudation rates of southern and southeastern Brazilian watersheds estimated with cosmogenic 10Be
T2 - Geomorphology
UR -
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VL - 268
ER -