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    Author(s): Y. Cui; T. E. Lisle; J. E. Pizzuto; G. Parker
    Date: 1998
    Source: EOS, Transactions, American Geophysical Union 79(45): F304.
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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    Pulses of sediment can be introduced into mountain rivers from such mechanisms as debris flows, landslides and fans at tributary confluences. These processes can be natural or associated with the activities of humans, as in the case of a pulse created by sediment derived from timber harvest or the removal of a dam. How does the river digest these pulses?

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    Citation

    Cui, Y.; Lisle, T. E.; Pizzuto, J. E.; Parker, G. 1998. Experiments on sediment pulses in mountain rivers. EOS, Transactions, American Geophysical Union 79(45): F304.

    Keywords

    PSW4351, sediment, sediment pulses, debris flow, mountain rivers, flume, eroision, floods

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