Owyhee River intracanyon lava flows: does the river give a dam?

  title={Owyhee River intracanyon lava flows: does the river give a dam?},
  author={L. Ely and C. Brossy and P. House and E. Safran and J. O'Connor and D. E. Champion and C. Fenton and Ninad R. Bondre and Caitlin A. Orem and G. Grant and C. Henry and B. Turrin},
  journal={Geological Society of America Bulletin},
  • L. Ely, C. Brossy, +9 authors B. Turrin
  • Published 2012
  • Geology
  • Geological Society of America Bulletin
  • Rivers carved into uplifted plateaus are commonly disrupted by discrete events from the surrounding landscape, such as lava flows or large mass movements. These disruptions are independent of slope, basin area, or channel discharge, and can dominate aspects of valley morphology and channel behavior for many kilometers. We document and assess the effects of one type of disruptive event, lava dams, on river valley morphology and incision rates at a variety of time scales, using examples from the… CONTINUE READING
    Introduction to fluvial discontinuities-burchsted
    Introduction to the special issue on discontinuity of fluvial systems
    • 15
    • Highly Influenced


    Publications referenced by this paper.
    Pleistocene incision rates in the western United States calibrated using Lava Creek B tephra
    • 93
    • Highly Influential
    The eruption environment of multi-tiered columnar basalt lava flows
    • 67
    Late Pleistocene outburst flooding from pluvial Lake Alvord into the Owyhee River, Oregon
    • 29
    • Open Access