Alluvial Fan: Subset Definitions

by Richard H. French, Desert Research Inst, Las Vegas, United States,
Jonathan E. Fuller, Desert Research Inst, Las Vegas, United States,
Steve Waters, Desert Research Inst, Las Vegas, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Engineering Hydrology

Abstract: The Flood Control District of Maricopa County, Arizona recently completed a study whose goal was to identify and describe four alluvial fans for instrumentation and long-term monitoring. A primary result of this project was the development of new technical, process-oriented definitions to describe and differentiate among alluvial fans that, while exhibiting the generic, regulatory landform shape, are subject to different type of hydraulic processes.

Subject Headings: Alluvial channels | Terminology and definition | Hydraulics | Floods | Instrumentation | Urban development | Geomorphology | Arizona | North America | United States

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