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Unformatted text preview: Fluvial Depositional Systems Fluvial – dominant conduit from regions of sediment dominant production (mountains) to sediment storage (oceans, basins) basins) – characterized by channel pattern • • • meandering braided anastomosing – characterized by sediment load • bedload • suspended load • mixed load – unidirectional sediment dispersal Fluvial Characterization Fluvial Schumm, 1981 Meandering Streams Meandering Thalwegs Thalwegs Meandering Fluvial System Meandering Allen, 1964 Avulsion Avulsion Cross et al., 1989 ...
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