Articles | Volume 7, issue 2
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01 Jul 2019
Research article | Highlight paper |  | 01 Jul 2019

Alluvial channel response to environmental perturbations: fill-terrace formation and sediment-signal disruption

Stefanie Tofelde, Sara Savi, Andrew D. Wickert, Aaron Bufe, and Taylor F. Schildgen


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AR by Stefanie Tofelde on behalf of the Authors (14 May 2019)  Author's response 
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ED: Publish as is (29 May 2019) by Tom Coulthard (Editor)
AR by Stefanie Tofelde on behalf of the Authors (06 Jun 2019)  Manuscript 
Short summary
We performed seven physical experiments to explore terrace formation and sediment export from a braided alluvial river system that is perturbed by changes in water discharge, sediment supply, or base level. Each perturbation differently affects (1) the geometry of terraces and channels, (2) the timing of terrace formation, and (3) the transient response of sediment discharge. Our findings provide guidelines for interpreting fill terraces and sediment export from fluvial systems.