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Fluvial facies models : a review of Canadian research

Special issue on Geomorphology in Canada

Auteurs :
HICKIN, E. J.
CHURCH, M.

Description :
Canadian river scientists made significant contributions to the early development (1960-80) of fluvial facies models, particularly to those for braided rivers. More recent Canadian studies (1980-92) have centred on understanding the facies sedimentology of anastomosed and wandering gravel-bed rivers. The scale problems of facies analysis may be overcome by employing architectural element analysis in conjunction with modern geophysical methods such as shallow reflection seismology and ground-penetrating radar. Futur research should focus on devising specific tests of element-scale sedimentological relationships based on the contemporary fluvial environment.


Type de document :
Article de monographie

Source :
Progress in physical geography, issn : 0309-1333, 1993, vol. 17, n°. 2, p. 205-222, Références bibliographiques : 6 p.

Date :
1993

Editeur :
Pays édition : Royaume-Uni, London, Sage Publications

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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