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Denudation

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From the Encyclopedia of Geomorphology:

Central to any understanding of landform change through time is an understanding of denudation rates (the volume of rock removed from a given area in a specified period of time). Knowledge of denudation rates is relevant also to geochemical and sediment mass balance studies, with important implications for global carbon budgets and climate change.

Denudation results from the removal of solid particles (mechanical denudation) and dissolved material (chemical denudation). Overall, chemical denudation has received less attention than mechanical denudation and estimates of its local, regional and global significance often are subject to much uncertainty.

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