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Collapse of the Pilcomayo River

Autor
Martín-Vide, J.P.; Amarilla, M.; Zárate, F.
Tipus d'activitat
Article en revista
Revista
Geomorphology
Data de publicació
2014-01
Volum
205
Pàgina inicial
155
Pàgina final
163
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2012.12.007 Obrir en finestra nova
Repositori
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/113665 Obrir en finestra nova
URL
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0169555X12005569 Obrir en finestra nova
Resum
The Pilcomayo River flows south-eastwards from the Bolivian Andes across the Chaco Plains, setting the border between Argentina and Paraguay. It flows down along 1000km, in principle, to finally join the Paraguay River. It spills over the plains during the rainy season from January to March. The sediment load of the Pilcomayo is one of the largest in the world: 140milliontons per year, which is mostly wash load from the upland Andes. The mean concentration of suspended sediment is 15g/l. The max...
Citació
Martín-Vide, J.P., Amarilla, M., Zárate, F. Collapse of the Pilcomayo River. "Geomorphology", Gener 2014, vol. 205, p. 155-163.
Paraules clau
Alluvial fan, Channel morphodynamics, Log jam, Meandering, Pilcomayo River, Suspended load

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