(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

Document title

The coupling status of alluvial fans and debris cones : a review and synthesis

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

HARVEY A.M. (1) ;
(1) School of Environmental Sciences/Geography, Univ., Liverpool, ROYAUME-UNI


The implications of coupling relate to downstream channel response, fan morphology, sedimentation patterns and vertical sedimentary sequences. Temporal and spatial scales of coupling are related, and with increasing scales the dominant controls shift from storm events to land cover to climatic and base-level change and ultimately to the relationships between tectonics and accommodation space. Finally, future research challenges are identified. Modern dating techniques and sophisticated analysis of remotely sensed data can greatly improve the understanding of fan dynamics, and should lead to better cross-scale integration between short-term process-based approaches and long-term sedimentological applications, while maintaining high quality field-based observations


Article of periodic

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

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

Millesime : 2012, vol. 37, no1 [pp. 64-76]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 8 fig., 1 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1002/esp.2213

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