Alluvial fans: geomorphology, sedimentology, dynamics by Adrian M. Harvey, Anne E. Mather, Martin R. Stokes

By Adrian M. Harvey, Anne E. Mather, Martin R. Stokes

Alluvial enthusiasts are vital sedimentary environments. They catch sediment added from mountain resource components, and exert a major keep an eye on at the supply of sediment to downstream environments, to axial drainages and to sedimentary basins. they keep a delicate checklist of environmental switch in the mountain resource components. Alluvial fan geomorphology and sedimentology replicate not just drainage basin dimension and geology, yet swap in keeping with tectonic, climatic and base-level controls. one of many demanding situations dealing with alluvial fan study is to solve how those gross controls are mirrored in alluvial fan dynamics and to use the result of reviews of contemporary fan approaches and Quaternary lovers to the knowledge of sedimentary sequences within the rock checklist. This quantity contains papers according to updated study, and specializes in 3 issues: alluvial fan strategies, dynamics of Quaternary alluvial fanatics and fan sedimentary sequences. Linking the papers is an emphasis at the controls of fan geomorphology, sedimentology and dynamics. this gives a foundation for integration among geomorphological and sedimentological techniques, and an figuring out how fluvial platforms reply to tectonic, climatic and base-level changes.Also to be had: Submarine Slope platforms - ISBN 1862391777 limited Turbidite structures - ISBN 1862391491 Deep-water Sedimentation within the Alpine Basie of SE France - ISBN 1862391483

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KONTOPOULOS, N. G. 1982. Plio-Pleistocene sedimentation in the western Lakonia, graben, Greece. Neues Jahrbuch fiir Geologie und Paltiontologie Monastshefie, 11,679-691. POPE, R. J. J. 1995. Late Pleistocene to Late Holocene alluvial fan development, the Sparta Basin, Greece. PhD Thesis, University of Reading. J. 2000. The application of mineral magnetic and extractable iron (Pea) analysis for differentiating and relatively dating fan surfaces in central Greece. Geomorphology, 32, 57-67. J. C.

These characteristics are indicative of very early stage I carbonate accumulation. Fan sediments and facies types The Qfl and Qf2 segments of the South Parorion, Kamares, St Johns and North Xilocambion fans are composed primarily of debris flow and rare hyperconcentrated flow deposits (Fig. 4a-c,e). J. N. WILKINSON t lllll ~i~J,o,~,2o, o a. South Parorion , ~, , i ~ b. _ 0 Iml i 500 0 m 500 d. St Saviours c. St Johns Limestone Rangefront fault ~ Colluvium Major breakof slope ~ inor breakof slope [~ Incisedtrench ~] Infilledpalaeotrench Recentdeposition Fig.

DEMITRACK,A. 1986. The late Quaternary geologic history of the Larissa Plain Thessaly, Greece: Tectonic, climatic, and human impact on the landscape. PhD Thesis Stanford University, CA. S. 1967. Fans and sediments. American Journal of Science, 265, 81-105. I. 1994. The role of climate change in alluvial fan development. D. J. (eds) Geomorphology of Desert Environments. Chapman and Hall, London, 593-615. DOUTSOS,T. W. 1990. Listric faulting, sedimentation and morphological evolution of the Quaternary eastern Corinth rift, Greece: First stages of continental rifting.

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