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ESurf | Articles | Volume 7, issue 3
Earth Surf. Dynam., 7, 879–894, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-7-879-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Earth Surf. Dynam., 7, 879–894, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-7-879-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 20 Sep 2019

Research article | 20 Sep 2019

River channel width controls blocking by slow-moving landslides in California's Franciscan mélange

Noah J. Finnegan et al.

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Long Profiles and Valley Width Data for Arroyo Hondo, Alameda Creek, and the Eel River N. Finnegan https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3403345

Earthflow-Derived Boulder Size Distributions for Arroyo Hondo and the Eel River N. Finnegan https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3403338

Annual Earthflow Displacement N. Finnegan https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3403350

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In some settings, landslides trigger valley blockages that impound huge volumes of sediment, often drastically changing river habitat and habitability. In other settings, landslides appear to have little effect on rivers. In this study, we explore what governs the different sensitivity of rivers to blocking from landslide debris. We accomplish this by comparing two sites in California with dramatic differences in blocking from otherwise similar slow-moving landslides.
In some settings, landslides trigger valley blockages that impound huge volumes of sediment,...
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