Articles | Volume 8, issue 1
Earth Surf. Dynam., 8, 195–210, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-8-195-2020
Earth Surf. Dynam., 8, 195–210, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-8-195-2020

Research article 19 Mar 2020

Research article | 19 Mar 2020

Large wood as a confounding factor in interpreting the width of spring-fed streams

Dana Ariel Lapides and Michael Manga

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AR by Dana Lapides on behalf of the Authors (16 Dec 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (14 Jan 2020) by Jens Turowski
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (13 Feb 2020) by A. Joshua West(Editor)
AR by Dana Lapides on behalf of the Authors (15 Feb 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript

Post-review adjustments

AA: Author's adjustment | EA: Editor approval
AA by Dana Lapides on behalf of the Authors (16 Mar 2020)   Author's adjustment   Manuscript
EA: Adjustments approved (16 Mar 2020) by Jens Turowski
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Short summary
Spring-fed streams throughout volcanic regions of the western United States are wider than runoff-fed streams with similar flow levels. We used high-resolution satellite imagery in combination with flow and climate data to examine the relationship between wood loading and stream width in 38 spring-fed and 20 runoff-fed streams. This study identifies distinct wood dynamics in spring-fed and runoff-fed streams and a strong correlation between stream width and wood length in spring-fed streams.