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Table 2 Input parameters for the Monte Carlo simulator in Matlab (Hidy et al. 2010)

From: The first major incision of the Swiss Deckenschotter landscape

Parameter Value
Latitude (°) 47.554
Longitude (°) 8.187
Altitude (m) 507
Strike (°) 0
Dip (°) 0
Shielding correction factor 1
Cover correction factor 1
Uncertainty of 10Be half-life (%) 1
Local spallogenic production rate (at/g/a) 5.88
Error in local spallogenic production rate (at/g/a) ±0.19
Depth of muon fit (m) 10
Error in total production rate (%) 5
Density (g/cm) 1.8–2.4
χ2 value 8
Number of profiles 100,000
Age (a) 50,000–150,000
Erosion rate (cm/ka) 10–22
Total erosion threshold (cm) 12,500–20,000
Inheritance (at/g) 3,000–10,000
Attenuation length (g/cm2) 160 ± 5
  1. A half-live of 1.387 ± 0.012 Ma for 10Be (Korschinek et al. 2010; Chmeleff et al. 2010) is considered for the calculations. Local spallogenic production rate is calculated with the CRONUS-Earth exposure age calculator (http://hess.ess.washington.edu/math/; v. 2.2; Balco et al. 2008 and update from v. 2.1 to v. 2.2 published by Balco in October 2009) and constant production rate (Lal 1991; Stone 2000) scaling model using the NENA (Balco et al. 2009) production rate calibration dataset