Schematic Landscape History Diagram, Vermont

One can pull together disparate strands of information into a graphic that portrays landscape change over time. Here, the clearance and reforestation of northwestern Vermont over the 1800s and 1900s is clearly shown. One can see how the local river responded to increasing sediment loads from the slopes by aggrading and extending its delta into lake. The age of regrowing trees tells you when the landslides in one basins stabilized cutting off the sediment supply.

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Paul Bierman
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