Alluvial Fan Depositional System

  • Xinghe Yu
  • Shengli Li
  • Shunli Li
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Alluvial fans are developed at valley exits. They are formed mainly by the current scour of temporary flood and are characterized by a limited scope, shape similar to a conical piedmont, and coarse fragmented debris. They scatter radially from the valley entry to the basin, and the plane form of an alluvial fan appears similar to a cone or a fan.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.China University of GeosciencesBeijingChina
  2. 2.China University of GeosciencesBeijingChina

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