Fluvial responses to climate and sea‐level change: a review and look forward

  title={Fluvial responses to climate and sea‐level change: a review and look forward},
  author={Michael D. Blum and Torbj{\"o}rn E. T{\"o}rnqvist},
Fluvial landforms and deposits provide one of the most readily studied Quaternary continental records, and alluvial strata represent an important component in most ancient continental interior and continental margin successions. Moreover, studies of the long‐term dynamics of fluvial systems and their responses to external or ‘allogenic' controls, can play important roles in research concerning both global change and sequence‐stratigraphy, as well as in studies of the dynamic interactions… 
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