Catastrophic flooding origin of shelf valley systems in the English Channel

@article{Gupta2007CatastrophicFO,
  title={Catastrophic flooding origin of shelf valley systems in the English Channel},
  author={S. Gupta and J. Collier and A. Palmer-Felgate and G. Potter},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2007},
  volume={448},
  pages={342-345}
}
Megaflood events involving sudden discharges of exceptionally large volumes of water are rare, but can significantly affect landscape evolution, continental-scale drainage patterns and climate change. It has been proposed that a significant flood event eroded a network of large ancient valleys on the floor of the English Channel—the narrow seaway between England and France. This hypothesis has remained untested through lack of direct evidence, and alternative non-catastrophist ideas have been… Expand
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