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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Geomorphic coupling between hillslopes and channels in the Swiss Alps

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

SAVI S. (1) ; SCHNEUWLY-BOLLSCHWEILER M. (1 2) ; BOMMER-DENNS B. (1) ; STOFFEL M. (1 2) ; SCHLUNEGGER F. (1) ;
(1) Inst. of Geological Sciences, Univ., Bern, SUISSE
(2) Inst. for Environmental Sciences, Univ. of Geneva, Carouge, SUISSE

Abstract

The AA. applied dendrogeomorphic methods to identify the hillslope–channel relationship and the sediment transfer dynamics within an alpine catchment. The Schimbrig catchment, located in the central Swiss Alps, can be divided into 2 distinct geomorphic sectors. To the east, the Schimbrig earth flow is the largest sediment source of the basin, while to the west, the Rossloch channel network is affected by numerous shallow landslides responsible for the supply of sediment from hillslopes to channels. To understand the connectivity between hillslopes and channels and between sources and sink, trees were sampled along the main Rossloch stream, on the Schimbrig earth flow and on the Rossloch depositional area. Geomorphic observations and dendrogeomophic results indicate different mechanisms of sediment production, transfer and deposition between upper and lower segments of the channel network. Tree analysis allowed the reconstruction of periods of high activity during the last century for the entire catchment

Source

Article of periodic

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

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

Millesime : 2013, vol. 38, no9 [pp. 959-969]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 6 fig., 1 tabl.

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1002/esp.3342

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