Experimental study of avulsion frequency and rate of deposition

M. Bryant, P. Falk, C. Paola

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Avulsion frequency increased strongly with increasing sedimentation rate and then stabilized as mass flows began to influence deposition. In the regime of increasing avulsion frequency, the added volume of sediment needed to trigger an avulsion decreased with increasing sedimentation rate. Suggests the possibility of coupling between avulsion frequency and sedimentation rate that would be strong enough to change qualitatively the results of existing models of alluvial architecture. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)365-368
Number of pages4
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1995


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