(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2009)

Document title

Quaternary paleolake formation and cataclysmic flooding along the upper Yenisei River

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

KOMATSU G. (1) ; ARZHANNIKOV S.G. (2) ; GILLESPIE A.R. (3) ; BURKE R.M. (4) ; MIYAMOTO H. (5) ; BAKER V.R. (6) ;
(1) International Research School of Planetary Sciences, Univ. d'Annunzio, Pescara, ITALIE
(2) Inst. of the Earth Crust, Russian Academy of Sciences, Siberian Branch, Irkutsk, RUSSIE, FEDERATION DE
(3) Quaternary Research Center, Univ. Washington, Seattle, ETATS-UNIS
(4) Dep. of Geology, Humboldt State Univ., Arcata, ETATS-UNIS
(5) Dep. of Museum Collection Utilization Studies, Univ., Tokyo, JAPON
(6) Dep. of Hydrology and water Ressources, Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, ETATS-UNIS


The Yenisei and Altai floods, together with the formation of paleolakes in intermontane basins, are manifestations of hydrological processes operating in the Mongolian plateau. This study is a reconnaissance intended to provide an introduction to the complex cataclysmic flood and paleolake stories of the upper Yenisei River. Investigations of flood features and paleolakes along the upper Yenisei River were conducted by remote sensing and fieldwork. In order to investigate flood behavior, the AA. conducted computer simulations. Based on the paleolake data, and the pristine appearance of the flood-related features, the AA. conclude that many of the catackysmic floods occurred in the late Quaternary


Article of periodic

published at : Geomorphology / ISSN 0169-555X

Editor : Elsevier, Amsterdam - PAYS-BAS (1987)

Millesime : 2009, vol. 104, no3-4 [pp. 143-164]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 25 fig., 6 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 21151

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