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Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem Report

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Erosional processes influence topographic relief in mountain landscapes, but the spatial variation between differential processes and influence on tectonic uplift is poorly understood. Deep canyons and adjacent high peaks distinguish the Teton Mountains from nearby ranges, making it an ideal location to study how glacial, fluvial, and hillslope erosion interact to maintain high topographic relief. The purpose of this study is to quantify erosion rates of individual geomorphic processes in this complex system using a variety of techniques to see how each process contributes to landscape evolution in this mountain range.