University of Vermont

Cosmogenic Nuclide Laboratory and Geomorphology Research Group

Madagascar Erosion



Madagascar is famous for what are thought to be extreme rates of human-induced erosion resulting from land clearance. The eroding soils color the rivers red. We are supporting work by Ronadh Cox and her students, both Malagasy and from Williams College, by analyzing river, stream and lava sediments for 10Be content.
Project Support
Subcontract to Williams College
Proposal Project Summary (not yet available)
People Working on this Project
Paul Bierman
Ronadh Cox
Robert Finkel
Matthew Jungers
Jennifer Larsen
Abstracts Related to this Project

Cox, R., Bierman, P.R., Jungers, M., Rakotondrazafy, A.F.M., and Finkel, R.C., 2006, Just how fast does Madagascar erode? Evidence from 10Be analysis of lavaka, slope, and river sediment: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 38, p. 278. (download pdf)

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