(GlasgowSymposium British Geomorphological Research Group (BGRG) en Anglais - 1997)

Document title

Badland morphology and evolution: interpretation using a simulation model

published at : Special Issue: Geomorphic processes/landscape evolution

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

HOWARD A.D. (1) ;
(1) Dept. of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, ETATS-UNIS


A drainage basin simulation model is used to interpret the morphometry and historical evolution of Mancos Shale badlands in Utah. Field relationships and simulation modelling indicate that the badlands have resulted from rapid downcutting of the master drainage below an Early Wisconsin terrace to the present river level, followed by base level stability. As a result, Early Wisconsin alluvial surfaces on the shale have been dissected up to 62m into steep badlands, and a Holocene alluvial surface is gradually replacing the badland slopes which are eroding by parallel retreat



Symposium British Geomorphological Research Group (BGRG), Glasgow , ROYAUME-UNI (04/01/1996)

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

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

Millesime : 1997, vol. 22, no 3 [pp. 211-227]

Bibliographic references : 35 ref.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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