Rates and magnitudes of paraglacial fan formation in the Garhwal Himalaya : implications for landscape evolution

  title={Rates and magnitudes of paraglacial fan formation in the Garhwal Himalaya : implications for landscape evolution},
  author={Lewis A. Owen and Milap C. Sharma},
The development of paraglacial fans, studied in the upper Bhagirathi valley, Garhwal Himalaya, northern India, relates to the retreat of the Gangotri Glacier over the last 200 years. These fans demonstrate the speed by which mass movement and fluvial processes may lead to the modification and readjustment of the Himalayan landscapes during deglaciation. The paraglacial fans in this region grew within approximately 100 years of deglaciation, and there after were modified by small debris flows… CONTINUE READING

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