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Collapse of the Pilcomayo River

Author
Martín-Vide, J.P.; Amarilla, M.; Zárate, F.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Geomorphology
Date of publication
2014-01
Volume
205
First page
155
Last page
163
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2012.12.007 Open in new window
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/113665 Open in new window
URL
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0169555X12005569 Open in new window
Abstract
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...
Citation
Martín-Vide, J.P., Amarilla, M., Zárate, F. Collapse of the Pilcomayo River. "Geomorphology", Gener 2014, vol. 205, p. 155-163.
Keywords
Alluvial fan, Channel morphodynamics, Log jam, Meandering, Pilcomayo River, Suspended load

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