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Alluvial Fans: Geomorphology, Sedimentology, Dynamics

Product Code: SP251
Series: GSL Special Publications
Author/Editor: Edited by A. M. Harvey, A. E. Mather and M. Stokes
Publication Date: 09 February 2006
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Alluvial fans are important sedimentary environments. They trap sediment delivered from mountain source areas, and exert an important control on the delivery of sediment to downstream environments, to axial drainages and to sedimentary basins. They preserve a sensitive record of environmental change within the mountain source areas. Alluvial fan geomorphology and sedimentology reflect not only drainage basin size and geology, but change in response to tectonic, climatic and base-level controls. One of the challenges facing alluvial fan research is to resolve how these gross controls are reflected in alluvial fan dynamics and to apply the results of studies of modern fan processes and Quaternary fans to the understanding of sedimentary sequences in the rock record. This volume includes papers based on up-to-date research, and focuses on three themes: alluvial fan processes, dynamics of Quaternary alluvial fans and fan sedimentary sequences. Linking the papers is an emphasis on the controls of fan geomorphology, sedimentology and dynamics. This provides a basis for integration between geomorphological and sedimentological approaches, and an understanding how fluvial systems respond to tectonic, climatic and base-level changes.

Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN: 1-86239-189-0
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 978-1-86239-189-5
Publisher: GSL
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 256
Weight: 0.90 kg

Contents

Alluvial fans: geomorphology, sedimentology, dynamics - Introduction. A review of alluvial fan research, A M Harvey, A E Mather and M Stokes
• Flow events on a hyper-arid alluvial fan: Quebrada Tambores, Salar de Atacama, northern Chile, A E Mather and A Hartley
• Fans with forests: contemporary hydrogeomorphic processes on fans with forests in west central British Columbia, Canada, D J Wilford, M E Sakals, J L Innes and R C Sidle
• The fluvial megafan of Abarkoh Basin (Central Iran): an example of flash-flood sedimentation in arid lands, N Arzani
• Climate and tectonically controlled river style changes on the Saj?-Hern?d alluvial fan (Hungary), G G?bris and B Nagy
• Quaternary telescopic-like alluvial fans, Andean Ranges, Argentina, F Colombo
• Morphometry and depositional style of Late Pleistocene alluvial fans: Wadi Al-Bih, northern UAE and Oman, A Al-Farraj and A M Harvey
• Climatic controls on alluvial-fan activity, Coastal Cordillera, northern Chile, A J Hartley, A E Mather, E Jolley and P Turner
• Differential effects of base-level, tectonic setting and climatic change on Quaternary alluvial fans in the northern Great Basin, Nevada, USA, A M Harvey
• Reconciling the roles of climate and tectonics in Late Quaternary fan development on the Spartan piedmont, Greece, R J J Pope and K N Wilkinson
• Luminescence dating of alluvial fans in intramontane basins of NW Argentina, R A J Robinson, J Q G Spencer, M R Strecker, A Richter and R N Alonso
• Factors controling sequence development on Quaternary fluvial fans, San Joaquin Basin, California, USA, G S Weissmann, G L Bennett and A L Lansdale
• Tertiary alluvial fans at the northern margin of the Ebro Basin: a review, G Nichols
• Source area and tectonic control on alluvial fan development in the Miocene Fohnsdorf intramontane basin, Austria, M Wagreich and P E Strauss
• Upper Cretaceous - Palaeocene basin-margin alluvial fans documenting interaction between tectonic and environmental process (Provence, SE France), S Leleu, J-f Ghienne and G Manatschal 

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