Fluvial thermal erosion investigations along a rapidly eroding river bank: application to the Lena River (central Siberia)

@article{Costard2003FluvialTE,
  title={Fluvial thermal erosion investigations along a rapidly eroding river bank: application to the Lena River (central Siberia)},
  author={François Costard and Laure Dupeyrat and Emmanu{\`e}le Gautier and Evelyne Carey-Gailhardis},
  journal={Earth Surface Processes and Landforms},
  year={2003},
  volume={28}
}
In Central Yakutia, frozen river banks are affected by a combination of thermal and mechanical erosion. Exceptional bank retreat of up to 40 m per year is observed. This results from ground thawing produced by heat transfer from the flow of water through the frozen ground, followed by mechanical transport of the thawed sediments. A one‐dimensional model is proposed to estimate the thermal erosion efficiency. A test of this model is a comparison of results obtained from experiments carried out in… 

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