14. Dryland Alluvial Fans

  1. David S. G. Thomas
  1. Adrian Harvey

Published Online: 13 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470710777.ch14

Arid Zone Geomorphology: Process, Form and Change in Drylands, Third Edition

Arid Zone Geomorphology: Process, Form and Change in Drylands, Third Edition

How to Cite

Harvey, A. (2011) Dryland Alluvial Fans, in Arid Zone Geomorphology: Process, Form and Change in Drylands, Third Edition (ed D. S. G. Thomas), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470710777.ch14

Editor Information

  1. School of Geography and Environment, Oxford University Centre for the Environment, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QY, UK

Author Information

  1. School of Environmental Sciences, University of Liverpool, Roxby Building, Chatham Street, Liverpool L69 7ZT, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 25 FEB 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470519080

Online ISBN: 9780470710777

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Keywords:

  • dryland alluvial fans;
  • alluvial fans, depositional landforms - confined stream channels, from mountain catchments;
  • global occurrence - and dryland alluvial fan distribution;
  • Death Valley alluvial fans - archetype fans in the literature;
  • dry-region alluvial fans - all major dryland mountain regions of the world;
  • role of alluvial fans - within dryland fluvial systems;
  • critical power relationships - theoretical stream power relationships through alluvial fans;
  • alluvial fan sediment sequences - and spatial variations;
  • alluvial fan dynamics - expressions of fan dynamics;
  • dry-region alluvial fan significance - myths and misconceptions

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction: dryland alluvial fans – an overview

  • Process and form on dryland alluvial fans

  • Factors controlling alluvial fan dynamics

  • Alluvial fan dynamics

  • Discussion: significance of dry-region alluvial fans

  • Acknowledgements

  • References