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Title: Debris dams and the relief of headwater streams.

Author: Lancaster, S.T.; Grant, G.E.;

Date: 2005

Source: Geomorphology. 82: 84-97

Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Description: 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.

Keywords: Debris dams, landscape modeling, topography

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


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