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Progressive changes in the morphology of fluvial terraces and scarps along the Rappahannock River, Virginia.

Earth Surface Processes and Landforms

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DOI: 10.1002/esp.3290080303

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Progressive geomorphic changes in the flight of fluvial terraces along the Rappahannock River, Virginia, provide a framework for analysing the effect of time on landforms. Indices of terrace preservation, especially drainage densities and area to perimeter ratios, show systematic changes with terrace age. Higher scarps tend to have steeper slopes and, for a given scarp height, older scarps tend to have gentler slopes. Depositional features such as bars and channels with 1-3m of relief are preserved on terraces on the order of 105 yr old.-from Author

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Progressive changes in the morphology of fluvial terraces and scarps along the Rappahannock River, Virginia.
Series title:
Earth Surface Processes and Landforms
DOI:
10.1002/esp.3290080303
Volume
8
Issue:
3
Year Published:
1983
Language:
English
Publisher:
Wiley
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
201
Last page:
212
Number of Pages:
12