Fluvial Fans: Myths, Misconceptions, and the End of the Terminal-Fan Model

@inproceedings{North2007FluvialFM,
  title={Fluvial Fans: Myths, Misconceptions, and the End of the Terminal-Fan Model},
  author={Colin P. North and Gail L. Warwick},
  year={2007}
}
We propose that the so-called "terminal fan" facies model should be abandoned since it is flawed on several counts and it is leading to misunderstanding and poor communication. Rivers in drylands may experience excessive down stream discharge reduction such that they terminate subaerially rather than reach the sea or a lake. The facies model predicts that the distal reaches of such rivers form a network of bifurcating distributary channels producing a fan-shaped sediment body, with downstream… CONTINUE READING

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