Long river profiles, tectonism, and eustasy: A guide to interpreting fluvial terraces

  title={Long river profiles, tectonism, and eustasy: A guide to interpreting fluvial terraces},
  author={D. Merritts and K. Vincent and E. Wohl},
  journal={Journal of Geophysical Research},
Along three rivers at the Mendocino triple junction, northern California, strath, cut, and fill terraces have formed in response to tectonic and eustatic processes. Detailed surveying and radiometric dating at multiple sites indicate that lower reaches of the rivers are dominated by the effects of oscillating sea level, primarily aggradation and formation of fill terraces during sea level high stands, alternating with deep incision during low stands. A eustasy-driven deposi- tional wedge… Expand

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