By Adrian M. Harvey, Anne E. Mather, Martin R. Stokes
Alluvial enthusiasts are very important sedimentary environments. They catch sediment introduced from mountain resource parts, and exert a tremendous keep an eye on at the supply of sediment to downstream environments, to axial drainages and to sedimentary basins. they retain a delicate list of environmental swap in the mountain resource components. Alluvial fan geomorphology and sedimentology mirror not just drainage basin dimension and geology, yet swap based on 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 reviews of contemporary fan strategies and Quaternary lovers to the certainty of sedimentary sequences within the rock checklist. This quantity comprises papers in accordance with updated study, and specializes in 3 issues: alluvial fan methods, dynamics of Quaternary alluvial enthusiasts and fan sedimentary sequences. Linking the papers is an emphasis at the controls of fan geomorphology, sedimentology and dynamics. this offers a foundation for integration among geomorphological and sedimentological techniques, and an figuring out how fluvial platforms reply to tectonic, climatic and base-level changes.Also to be had: Submarine Slope platforms - ISBN 1862391777 limited Turbidite structures - ISBN 1862391491 Deep-water Sedimentation within the Alpine Basie of SE France - ISBN 1862391483
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Earth Surface Processes andLandforms, 25, 601-615. J. C. 2002. The role of alluvial fans in mountainous and lowland drainage systems: Examples from the Sparta Basin, Lakonia, southern Greece. Zeitschriftfiir GeomorphoIogie Neue Folge, 46,109-136. N. C. 2003. Human and climatic impact on Late Quaternary deposition in the Sparta Basin piedmont: evidence from alluvial fan systems. Georachaeology: an International Journal, 18, 685-724. POULIMENOUS, G. & DOUTSOS, T. 1997. Flexural uplift of rift flanks in central Greece.
The Qfl and Qf2 soils of the St Johns, St Saviours and North Xilocambion fans have partially eroded, 137 33-43 cm thick, reddish-brown (Munsell colour 5YR 4/3-4/4) Bt-horizons, and a characteristically subangular blocky structure. Orientated clay occurs mainly within pores, and as moderately thin films on grains. The underlying Bk-horizons show stage II+ and, occasionally, stage III carbonate accumulation (nomenclature after Machette's 1985 classification scheme), with carbonate coatings occurring as partial and continuous coverings over the surfaces of clasts.
5c, d), while in the St Saviours fan, gravels in a similar stratigraphic position were deposited around 26 ka BP (Fig. 5h). The final depositional events, and hence complete formation of the Qf3 segments of the North Xilocambion and St Saviours fans, occurred at c. 6 ka BP, respectively (Fig. 5i, g). Given that the mean mineral magnetic and Fed values of the Qf3 surfaces of these two fans are similar to those of other Spartan fans discussed in this paper, the luminescence chronology can again be applied to all Qf3 surfaces.