(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2009)

Document title

Sediment storage and transport in Pancho Rico Valley during and after the Pleistocene-Holocene transition, Coast Ranges of central California (Monterey County)

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

GARCÍA A.F. (1) ; MAHAN S.A. (2) ;
(1) Physics Dep., California Polytechnic State Univ., San Luis Obispo, ETATS-UNIS
(2) US Geological Survey, Federal Center, Denver, ETATS-UNIS


Factors influencing sediment transport and storage within the drainage basin of Pancho Rico Creek (PRC) and sediment transport from the PRC drainage basin to its mainstem drainage (Salinas River) are investigated. Numeric age estimates are determined by optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) dating on quartz grains from 3 sediment samples collected from a quaternary alluvial terrace fills. OSL dating results, morphometric analyses of topography, and field results indicate that the stormy climate of the Pleistocene-Holocene transition caused intense debris-flow erosion of PRC-tributary valleys. The influence of multiple mechanisms on sediment storage and transport in the Pancho Rico Valley-Salinas Valley system exemplifies the complexity that (in some instances) must be recognized in order to correctly interpret terrestrial sedimentary sequences in tectonically active areas


Article of periodic

published at : Earth surface processes and landforms / ISSN 0197-9337 / CODEN ESPLDB

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1981)

Millesime : 2009, vol. 34, no8 [pp. 1136-1150]

Bibliographic references : 1,5 p.

Collation : 12 fig., 1 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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