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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2004)

Document title

Asymmetrical valleys created by the geomorphic response of rivers to strike-slip fault

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

KE ZHANG ; KAIYU LIU ; JINCHUN YANG ;

Abstract

The larger rivers with higher erosional rates may widen their valleys asymmetrically downstream of strike-slip faults, rather than being beheaded or deflected. Examples are described from the Yellow River near the NE margin of the Tibetan Plateau. River beheading and asymmetrical widening are 2 end-members of a fluvial valley's response to strike-slip faulting, whereas deflection is a combination of both. Recognition of the formation of such asymmetrical valleys related to strike-slip faulting will help to understand fault activity better over longer time spans and enable a re-evaluation of many fault histories worldwide

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Quaternary research / ISSN 0033-5894 / CODEN QRESAV

Editor : Elsevier, San Diego, CA - ETATS-UNIS (1970)

Millesime : 2004, vol. 62, no3 [pp. 310-315]

Bibliographic references : 25 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 15739

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