Megathrust shear force controls mountain height at convergent plate margins

Megathrust shear force controls mountain height at convergent plate margins

Nature, Published online: 11 June 2020; doi:10.1038/s41586-020-2340-7

Simulations using a force balance model match mountain heights observed around the globe, suggesting that mountain elevation is almost completely controlled by tectonic forces rather than erosion.
Source: Nature

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