Measuring the forces generated by erosive debris flows
Article first published online: 4 JUN 2013
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 94, Issue 23, page 212, 4 June 2013
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2013), Measuring the forces generated by erosive debris flows, Eos Trans. AGU, 94(23), 212.(
- Issue published online: 4 JUN 2013
- Article first published online: 4 JUN 2013
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- debris flow;
- impact force;
- bedrock incision;
Like water flows, debris flows can carve out steep valleys and change landscapes. By studying the mechanics of bedrock incision caused by flowing debris, scientists are better able to understand patterns and rates of landscape evolution. Laboratory studies and models have shown how flowing granular materials can cut into rock, but field measurements are needed to confirm the findings and provide information about the more complex natural environment.