Sediment yield from disturbed earth systems

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doi: 10.1130/0091-7613(1995)023<0391:SYFDES>2.3.CO;2
Author(s): Schumm, S. A.; Rea, David K.
Author Affiliation(s): Primary:
Ayres Associates, Resource Consultants & Engineers, Fort Collins, CO, United States
University of Michigan, Department of Geological Sciences, Ann Arbor, MI, United States
Volume Title: Geology (Boulder)
Source: Geology (Boulder), 23(5), p.391-394. Publisher: Geological Society of America (GSA), Boulder, CO, United States. ISSN: 0091-7613 CODEN: GLGYBA
Note: In English. 16 refs.; illus.
Summary: Changes of sediment-yield rates through time reflect evolutionary changes within a landscape. When a drainage basin is perturbed significantly by base-level, climatic, or tectonic change, sediment yields increase dramatically, but with no further disturbance they decline rapidly. These sediment-yield changes have been documented at all scales, from small experimental studies, to incised channels, to the Colorado River basin, and to the Himalaya Mountains. Thus, the shape of the sediment-yield curve can be used to estimate future sediment yields and to interpret past tectonic events.
Year of Publication: 1995
Research Program: DSDP Deep Sea Drilling Project
ODP Ocean Drilling Program
Key Words: 23 Surficial Geology, Geomorphology; Aggradation; Asia; Channels; Climate effects; Colorado River; Drainage patterns; Erosion; Fluvial sedimentation; Geomorphology; Himalayas; Landform evolution; Landscapes; Mountains; Sediment yield; Sedimentation; Southwestern U.S.; Structural controls; United States; Water erosion
Record ID: 1995034702
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