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– dominant conduit from regions of sediment
production (mountains) to sediment storage (oceans,
– characterized by channel pattern
anastomosing – characterized by sediment load
• suspended load
• mixed load – unidirectional sediment dispersal Fluvial Characterization
Fluvial Schumm, 1981 Meandering Streams
Thalwegs Meandering Fluvial System
Meandering Allen, 1964 Avulsion
Avulsion Cross et al., 1989 ...
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This note was uploaded on 06/03/2011 for the course GEOL 201 taught by Professor Baruah during the Fall '10 term at South Carolina.
- Fall '10