(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

Tidal channel meander formation by depositional rather than erosional processes : examples from the prograding Skagit River Delta (Washington, USA)

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

HOOD W.G. (1) ;
(1) Skagit River System Cooperative, LaConner, ETATS-UNIS


Geographic information system (GIS) analysis of historical aerial photographs of the Skagit Delta marshes provides examples of an alternative meander forming process in a rapidly prograding river delta: deposition-dominated tidal channel meander formation through a developmental sequence beginning with sandbar formation at the confluence of a blind tidal channel and delta distributary, proceeding to sandbar colonization and stabilization by marsh vegetation. The transition from confluence sandbar to tidal channel meander can take as little as 10 years, but more typically occurs over several decades. This depositional blind tidal channel meander formation process is part of a larger scale systemic depositional process of delta progradation that includes distributary elongation, gradient reduction, flow-switching, shoaling, and narrowing


Article of periodic

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

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

Millesime : 2010, vol. 35, no3 [pp. 319-330]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 11 fig.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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