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I'm interested in the visualization of the formation process of "strange" objects like Wave Rock (flared slope). I've found articles describing hypotheses of the rock formation but I cannot find mathematical modeling (computer simulation) of it. Aren't modeling approaches of rocks popular in geomorphology because of complexity, long time periods to cover, and a lot of factors to take into account?

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  • $\begingroup$ I doubt such a thing exists. It might help if you posted the articles you've read in order to avoid that people repeat the things that are written there. $\endgroup$ – a_donda Jul 3 at 13:31
  • $\begingroup$ @a_donda, I've read this one udc.es/files/iux/almacen/articulos/cd27_art03.pdf, though the question is not about the exact hypothesis. Could you, please, explain your doubt? $\endgroup$ – Charlie Jul 3 at 18:40
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    $\begingroup$ Well, exactly because of the points you mentioned: complexity and time. Too many unknowns. If you mean by "mathematical approaches" a simulation of the physics that lead to the feature. Tafoni and "flared slopes" may point in the direction ? I am not sure about the latter ... $\endgroup$ – a_donda Jul 3 at 19:03
  • $\begingroup$ Wave Rock isn't a significant geological structure that would require geologists to spend a lot of time analyzing it. It's effectively a granite dome that has one side eroded in the shape of a wave. The wave itself in no more than 2 m high & maybe 10 m long. It's located on featureless plane, surrounded by wheat or canola pastures. It's promoted by the locals to entice tourism to the sparsely populated region. $\endgroup$ – Fred Jul 5 at 9:52

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