Predicting landform adaptation to environmental change requires the reconstruction of past sediment fluxes. For the understanding of landscape evolution we need to integrate long-term sediment fluxes and current erosion rates in sediment budget studies. Although, new methods (e.g. dating techniques, subsurface structure detection using geophysics, high resolution surface monitoring) have been developed to quantify short and long term fluxes, a linkage between temporal scales still remains problematic.
We would like to initiate a discussion on scale linkage in sediment budget studies and invite contributions on short-term and long-term sediment flux in various environments.