Experimental alluvial fan evolution: Channel dynamics, slope controls, and shoreline growth

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Reitz, Meredith
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Meredith Reitz
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Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University
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We describe the growth of a series of experimental alluvial fans composed of a noncohesive grain mixture bimodal in size and density. We impose conditions that simulate a gravel/sand fan prograding into a static basin with constant water and sediment influx, and the resulting fans display realistic channelization and avulsion dynamics. Collected at the Penn Sediment Dynamics Laboratory.

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Saturday, December 21, 2013
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English
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Tuesday, January 1, 2008 to Thursday, January 1, 2009
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