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    Author(s): Y. Cui; G. Parker; J. E. Pizzuto; T. E. Lisle
    Date: 2003
    Source: Water Resources Research 39:1240, 1210.1029/2002WR001805.
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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    Mountain rivers in particular are prone to sediment input in the form of pulses rather than a more continuous supply. These pulses often enter in the form of landslides from adjacent hillslopes or debris flows from steeper tributaries. The activities of humans such as timber harvesting, road building, and urban development can increase the frequency of sediment pulses. The question as to how mountain rivers accommodate pulses of sediment thus becomes of practical as well as academic significance.

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    Cui, Y.; Parker, G.; Pizzuto, J. E.; Lisle, T. E. 2003. Sediment pulses in mountain rivers. Part 2. Comparison between experiments and numerical predictions. Water Resources Research 39:1240, 1210.1029/2002WR001805.

    Keywords

    PSW4351, sediment, sediment pulse, landslides, debris flows, translation, dispersion, hillslopes, flume, mountain rivers

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