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Geology and Geomorphology of Alluvial and Fluvial Fans: Terrestrial and Planetary Perspectives

Product Code: SP440
Series: GSL Special Publications
Author/Editor: Edited by D. Ventra and L.E. Clarke
Publication Date: 04 July 2018
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Special Publication 440

Alluvial and fluvial fans are the most widespread depositional landform bordering the margins of highland regions and actively subsiding continental basins, across a broad spectrum of tectonic and climatic settings. They are significant to the local morphodynamics of mountain regions and also to the evolution of sediment-routing systems, affecting the propagation and preservation of stratigraphic signals of environmental change over vast areas.

The volume presents case studies discussing the geology and geomorphology of alluvial and fluvial fans from both active systems and ancient ones preserved in the stratigraphic record. It brings together case studies from a range of continents, climatic and tectonic settings, some introducing innovative monitoring and analysis techniques, and it provides an overview of current debates in the field.

This volume will be of particular interest to geologists, geomorphologists, sedimentologists and the general reader with an interest in Earth science.

Published online 11/06/2018. Print copies available from 04/07/2018.

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Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN:
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 9781786202673
Publisher: GSL
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 353
Weight: 1 kg


VENTA D. & CLARKE, L. E. Geology and geomorphology of alluvial and fluvial fans: current progress and research perspectives

Alluvial fans

GILES, P. T., WHITEHOUSE, B. M. & KARYMBALIS, E. Interactions between alluvial fans and axial rivers in Yukon, Canada and Alaska, USA

KARYMBALIS, E., FERENTINOU, M. & GILES, P. T. Use of morphometric variables and self-organizing maps to identify clusters of alluvial fans and catchments in the north Peloponnese, Greece

HARVEY, A. M., STOKES, M., MATHER, A. & WHITFIELD (NÉE MAHER), E. Spatial characteristics of the Pliocene to modern alluvial fan successions in the uplifted sedimentary basins of Almería, SE Spain: review and regional synthesis

LELEU, S. & HARTLEY, A. J. Constraints on synrift intrabasinal horst development from alluvial fan and aeolian deposits (Triassic, Fundy Basin, Nova Scotia)

MATHER, A. E. & STOKES, M. Bedrock structural control on catchment-scale connectivity and alluvial fan processes, High Atlas Mountains, Morocco

VENTRA, D., ABELS, H. A., HILGEN, F. J. & DE BOER, P. L. Orbital-climate control of mass-flow sedimentation in a Miocene alluvial-fan succession (Teruel Basin, Spain)

NICHOLS, G. High-resolution estimates of rates of depositional processes from an alluvial fan succession in the Miocene of the Ebro Basin, northern Spain

GHINASSI, M. & IELPI, A. Morphodynamics and facies architecture of streamflow-dominated, sand-rich alluvial fans, Pleistocene Upper Valdarno Basin, Italy

DEGANUTTI, A. M., TECCA, P. R. & NIGRO, G. Comparative numerical modelling of a debris-flow fan in the Eastern Italian Alps

Fluvial fans

MOSCARIELLO, A. Alluvial fans and fluvial fans at the margins of continental sedimentary basins: geomorphic and sedimentological distinction for geo-energy exploration and development

ARZANI, N. & JONES, S. J. Upstream controls on evolution of dryland alluvial megafans: Quaternary examples from the Kohrud Mountain Range, central Iran

BILMES, A. & VEIGA, G. D. Linking mid-scale distributive fluvial systems to drainage basin area: geomorphological and sedimentological evidence from the endorheic Gastre Basin, Argentina

RADEBAUGH, J., VENTRA, D., LORENZ, R. D., FARR, T., KIRK, R., HAYES, A., MALASKA, M. J., BIRCH, S., LIU, Z. Y.-C., LUNINE, J., BARNES, J., LE GALL, A., LOPES, R., STOFAN, E., WALL, S. & PAILLOU, P. Alluvial and fluvial fans on Saturn’s moon Titan reveal processes, materials and regional geology

MAJUMDER, D. & GHOSH, P. Characteristics of the drainage network of the Kosi Megafan, India and its interaction with the August 2008 flood flow

BURBERY, L. F., MOORE, C. R., JONES, M. A., ABRAHAM, P. M., HUMPHRIES, B. L. & CLOSE, M. E. Study of connectivity of open framework gravel facies in the Canterbury Plains aquifer using smoke as a tracer



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