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Geomorphic evidence of active transpressional deformation in the Tanana foreland basin, south-central Alaska

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2007

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Lesh, Mark E., and Ridgway, Kenneth D., 2007, Geomorphic evidence of active transpressional deformation in the Tanana foreland basin, south-central Alaska: Geological Society of America Special Papers, v. 431, p. 573-592.

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Geomorphic data from rivers in the Tanana foreland basin and northern foothills of the Alaska Range indicate that this is an actively deforming landscape. The Tanana basin is an alluvial and swampy lowland of ~22,000 km2 located in south-central Alaska between the northern flank of the Alaska Range and the Yukon-Tanana uplands. The major axial drainage of the basin is the Tanana river, which is fed by large transverse braided rivers flowing northward out of the Alaska Range. To better define active structures and the neotectonic configuration of the basin, we have constructed a series of longitudinal stream profiles along the major rivers of the Tanana basin. Stream profiles along with changes in channel morphologies delineate four [...]

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nwblcc-20160306.xml

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 10.1130/2007.2431(22)

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