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    Author(s): S.T. Lancaster; G.E. Grant
    Date: 2005
    Source: Geomorphology. 82: 84-97
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
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    In forested, mountain landscapes where debris flows are common, valley-spanning debris dams formed by debris-flow deposition are a common feature of headwater valleys. In this paper, we examine how wood and boulder steps, i.e., debris dams, affect longitudinal profile relief and gradient at the debris-flow-fluvial transition in three sites in the Oregon Coast Range, USA.

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    Lancaster, S.T.; Grant, G.E. 2005. Debris dams and the relief of headwater streams. Geomorphology. 82: 84-97

    Keywords

    Debris dams, landscape modeling, topography

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