Articles | Volume 8, issue 2
Earth Surf. Dynam., 8, 303–322, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-8-303-2020
Earth Surf. Dynam., 8, 303–322, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-8-303-2020

Research article 28 Apr 2020

Research article | 28 Apr 2020

Interactions between main channels and tributary alluvial fans: channel adjustments and sediment-signal propagation

Sara Savi et al.

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