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Earth Surface Dynamics An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union

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Earth Surf. Dynam., 5, 239-252, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-5-239-2017
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Research article
08 May 2017
Self-similar growth of a bimodal laboratory fan Pauline Delorme et al.
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Alluvial fans are sedimentary deposits that take place at the outlet of mountain range. This location makes them the first sedimentary archive where sediments, eroded from mountains, are deposed. Their morphology is controlled by the water and sediment discharges and sediment characteristics. By using controlled laboratory experiments, we show that an alluvial fan composed of two distinct sediments has a characteristic shape; it can be decomposed into two fans made up of one sediment.
Alluvial fans are sedimentary deposits that take place at the outlet of mountain range. This...
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