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I am looking for a definition of this term for wikipedia, with a reference.

It's mentioned on Franz Josef Land where it's indicated that the units are km-2/km. I'm curious about how this would be measured.

I've found precious few mentions of this unit in the usual sources.

Thanks in advance!

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In geological terms, "dissection" appears to refer to the creation of cuts in a landscape due to erosion e.g. by the flowing of streams. Dissection rate would then be the rate at which such cuts in the landscape form.

https://books.google.com/books?id=AIyIAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA221&lpg=PA221&dq=dissection+rate+geology&source=bl&ots=bFXfYFDmt3&sig=CiiKojDNHIkyQxzqVkBuSyL1Zr0&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiVgpOLm8TZAhUKnOAKHXQQBMMQ6AEIUjAI#v=onepage&q=dissection%20rate%20geology&f=false

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