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Abstract

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.

Keywords

Debris Flow Avalanche Debris Turbidity Current Energy Line Rock Fall 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kenneth J. Hsü
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  1. 1.Geologisches Institut, Eidgenössische Technische HochschuleETH ZentrumZürichSwitzerland

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