Stones and fluids

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If you have followed my writings for a while, you probably know that one can use fluid equations to describe the movement of mountains on geological timescales.

If you haven’t, then yes, I just wrote that.

However, the fluid model loses its usefulness when we want to look at stones falling down the mountainside and staying put somewhere down below. The problem: Time scales. Things happen too fast, and pieces of the fluid break away.

I just wrote that, too. 🙂

Now read this:  42: A personal confession (part 1/4)

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