When you see a gravel in an alluvial conglomerate, you might try to estimate the speed of river currents on the basis of the Shields’ diagram, but can you use the same approach to estimate the speed of sediment-gravity flow on the basis of the largest clast in a breccia formed by such a mechanism? The answer is no.
KeywordsDebris Flow Avalanche Debris Turbidity Current Energy Line Rock Fall
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