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By Adrian M. Harvey, Anne E. Mather, Martin R. Stokes

Alluvial enthusiasts are vital sedimentary environments. They capture sediment introduced from mountain resource parts, and exert an enormous keep an eye on at the supply of sediment to downstream environments, to axial drainages and to sedimentary basins. they keep a delicate checklist of environmental swap in the mountain resource parts. Alluvial fan geomorphology and sedimentology mirror not just drainage basin dimension and geology, yet swap in line with tectonic, climatic and base-level controls. one of many demanding situations dealing with alluvial fan examine is to unravel how those gross controls are mirrored in alluvial fan dynamics and to use the result of reports of contemporary fan methods and Quaternary fanatics to the certainty of sedimentary sequences within the rock checklist. This quantity contains papers in line with updated learn, and makes a speciality of 3 issues: alluvial fan techniques, dynamics of Quaternary alluvial fanatics and fan sedimentary sequences. Linking the papers is an emphasis at the controls of fan geomorphology, sedimentology and dynamics. this gives a foundation for integration among geomorphological and sedimentological techniques, and an figuring out how fluvial structures reply to tectonic, climatic and base-level changes.Also on hand: Submarine Slope platforms - ISBN 1862391777 constrained Turbidite platforms - ISBN 1862391491 Deep-water Sedimentation within the Alpine Basie of SE France - ISBN 1862391483

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D. C. 1987. Influence of late Quaternary climatic changes on geomorphic and pedogenic processes on a desert piedmont, eastern Mojave Desert, California. Quaternary Research, 27, 130-146. H. & J. WALDEN, J. 1994. Mineral magnetic analysis of iron oxides in arid zone soils, Tunisian Southern Atlas. C. & PYE, K. (eds) Environmental Change in Drylands : Biogeographical and Geomorphological Perspectives. Wiley, Chichester, 44-65. C. & STOKES,S. 1996. Constraining the timing of alluvial fan response to Late Quatemary climatic changes, southern Tunisia.

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