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Linking fluvial and aeolian morphodynamics in the Grand Canyon, USA

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Kasprak, A., Bangen, S., Buscombe, D., Caster, J., East, A., Grams, P., and Sankey, J., 2017, Linking Fluvial and Aeolian Morphodynamics in the Grand Canyon, USAextended abstract in Lanzoni, S., Redolfi, M., and Zolezzi, G., eds., RCEM 2017 – Back to Italy—The 10th Symposium on River, Coastal and Estuarine Morphodynamics: Trento-Padova, Italy, September 15-22, 2017, p. 204, http://events.unitn.it/sites/events.unitn.it/files/download/rcem17/rcem-bookofabstract-ebook_0.pdf.

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In river valleys, fluvial and upland landscapes are intrinsically linked through sediment exchange between the active channel, near-channel fluvial deposits, and higher elevation upland deposits. During floods, sediment is transferred from channels to low-elevation nearchannel deposits [Schmidt and Rubin, 1995]. Particularly in dryland river valleys, subsequent aeolian reworking of these flood deposits redistributes sediment to higher elevation upland sites, thus maintaining naturallyoccurring aeolian landscapes [Draut, 2012].

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