2 edition of Alluvial fans found in the catalog.
Roger LeBaron Hooke
Written in English
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|Pagination||xiii, 192,  leaves :|
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This book offers a comprehensive overview of the alluvial fan phenomena, including all terminology, morphology, sedimentology, controlling factors, processes and the human impact. Apr 12, · Alluvial fans are gently sloping semi-conical fan-shaped ramps that radiate from steep mountain area drainage outlets emerging into low-relief basins (Moore and Howard ) of reduced stream novarekabet.com cone-shaped deposit is fan shaped in plan view (Bull ).Alluvial fans have a concave longitudinal profile and a convex transverse (cross-fan) profile.
a. episodic deposition of sediment occurs on the modern flood plain b. stream erosion flattened the channel floor c. steps form on the floodplain as sediment collapses into the river channel. alluvial fan[ə′lüv·ē·əl ′fan] (geology) A fan-shaped deposit formed by a stream either where it issues from a narrow moutain valley onto a plain or broad valley, or where a tributary stream joins a main stream. Alluvial Fan a type of relief in the form of a slightly convex fan, formed through the accumulation of loose detrital material in the.
the dynamics of alluvial fans. An emphasis within the previous alluvial fan liter- ature has been on fans within the deserts of the American South-west (Bull ), with a focus especially on the alluvial fans of Death Valley (Denny ; Blair & McPherson a). However. The word alluvial comes from the term “alluvial fans”. What are alluvial fans? It is when water flows down a mountain into streams or channels and the force of it collects sediment along the way. Once it hits a flat plain the water velocity is abruptly decreased and it spreads out evenly into a cone formation.
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Adrian Harvey, in Reference Module in Alluvial fans book Systems and Environmental Sciences, Composition and Morphology. Alluvial fans are middle members of a continuum of medium-scale depositional landforms which range from individual debris-flow lobes at one end of the scale through alluvial fans and fan deltas to sub-aqueous deltas at the other end.
Part 3 alluvial fans - a scene of human activity: development of alluvial fans in the foothills of the Darjeeling Himalays and their geomorphological and pedological characteristics, novarekabet.com and novarekabet.com; hazard management on fans, with examples from British Columbia, novarekabet.comhals and novarekabet.com; artificial recharge of aquifers in alluvial fans.
Alluvial fans are gently sloping, fan-shaped landforms created over time by deposition of eroded sediment, and they are common at the base of mountain ranges in. Alluvial Fan Flooding attempts to improve our capability to determine whether areas are subject to Alluvial fans book fan flooding and provides a practical perspective on how to make such a determination.
The book presents criteria for determining whether an area is subject to flooding and provides examples of applying the definition and criteria to real. Alluvial fans can exist on a wide spectrum of size scale. For example, alluvial fans can be on the order of only a few meters at the base and can be as large as kilometers with a slope of degrees.
When numerous rivers/streams converge into a single plain, the. Although the volume contains a useful review of previous literature, it contains little new material, and it is remarkably lacking subsurface examples and data for a volume intended for the exploration community.
In addition, fan deltas receive only brief attention; the overwhelming part of the book. This book offers a comprehensive overview of the alluvial fan phenomena, including all terminology, morphology, sedimentology, controlling factors, processes and the human impact.
It combines the knowledge dispersed widely in existing literature with regional Manufacturer: Springer. Apr 27, · Hydraulic Processes on Alluvial Fans [R. French] on novarekabet.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Alluvial fans are among the most prominent landscape features in the American Southwest and throughout the semi-arid and arid regions of the world.
The importance of developing a qualitative and quantitative understanding of the hydraulic processes which formedCited by: The slope of alluvial fans averages about 5º, ranging from less than a degree to as much as 25º, although rarely exceeding 10° (Denny, ; Bull, ).
Where the mountain front is relatively straight, a series of adjacent alluvial fans will coalesce to form a bajada or piedmont slope (Fig.
Jun 01, · As unplanned urban sprawl has moved from valley floors onto alluvial fans, the serious damage incurred from infrequent flow events has dramatically increased.
This book presents a concise, coherent discussion of our current and rapidly expanding Pages: (source: Nielsen Book Data) Summary The aim of this book is to gather together results from the return to alluvial fans in the field. The alluvial fans that have been studied are.
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As unplanned urban sprawl has moved from valley floors onto alluvial fans, the serious damage incurred from infrequent flow events has dramatically increased. This book presents a concise, coherent discussion of our current and rapidly expanding knowledge of hydraulic processes on alluvial fans. 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. Sediment transport and deposition processes on alluvial fans range from debris flows, to sheetfloods and channelized streamflows.
Fans range in axial length up to 10s of km, though many fans described in the literature range in size between ca. m and a few km. Segmented fans can be described as, "A connection of a series of distinct straight or, less commonly, concave segments that have progressively lower downslopes".
Segmented fans are able to be formed through tectonic influences on alluvial fans. One way a segmented fan can be formed is that through an area of rapid tectonic uplift. An alluvial plain is a mostly flat landform where sediment is deposited over time.
The cause is the same: one or more rivers coming from highland regions. A floodplain is the smaller area over which the rivers flood at a particular period of time, and the alluvial plain is the larger area, where floodplains have shifted over geological time.
In book: Encyclopedia of Planetary Landforms, pp Alluvial fans are different from alluvial plains in that in fans the fluvial system is distributary, whereas in plains it is through Author: Henrik Hargitai.
Alluvial fans form in areas with a steep gradient from a drainage catchment to the basin floor whereas wadis in valleys form where the gradients are much lower.
Tectonic activity it typically required to maintain steep slopes because they erode to lower slopes through time. The Basin and Range Province in eastern California and Nevada is an. Discover Alluvial Fan of the Taklimakan Desert in Bayingol, China: Made by river sediment, it is the largest alluvial fan in the world.
Get the Atlas Obscura book. called alluvial fans. Efthimios Karymbalis, Maria Ferentinou and Philip T. Giles, Use of morphometric variables and self-organizing maps to identify clusters of alluvial fans and catchments in the north Peloponnese, Greece, Geological Society, London, Special Publications, /SP,1, (), ().Cited by: This comprehensive book brings together the state-of-the-art knowledge on morphology, processes, systems, ratios, rates, temporal aspects, controlling factors and human impacts on alluvial fans, which provides a useful basis for understanding regional case studies.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.