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CSPG Bulletin


Journal of the Alberta Society of Petroleum Geologists
Vol. 8 (1960), No. 7. (July), Pages 202-206

Analytical Theory of Slope Development by Undercutting

A. E. Scheidegger


A mathematical theory of the geomorphological development of mountain sides proposed in a previous paper by the writer is extended to the case where there is a river cutting away at the bottom of a slope. It is shown that the slope becomes steeper as time goes on so as to reach an asymptotic configuration. Further development occurs by more or less parallel slope recession.

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