Articles | Volume 9, issue 6
Earth Surf. Dynam., 9, 1423–1439, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-9-1423-2021
Earth Surf. Dynam., 9, 1423–1439, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-9-1423-2021

Research article 04 Nov 2021

Research article | 04 Nov 2021

Triggering and propagation of exogenous sediment pulses in mountain channels: insights from flume experiments with seismic monitoring

Marco Piantini et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on esurf-2021-28', Anonymous Referee #1, 20 May 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Marco Piantini, 05 Aug 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on esurf-2021-28', Anonymous Referee #2, 21 Jun 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Marco Piantini, 05 Aug 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Marco Piantini on behalf of the Authors (05 Aug 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (19 Sep 2021) by Francois Metivier
ED: Publish as is (28 Sep 2021) by Niels Hovius(Editor)
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Short summary
We carry out laboratory experiments to investigate the formation and propagation dynamics of exogenous sediment pulses in mountain rivers. We show that the ability of a self-formed deposit to destabilize and generate sediment pulses depends on the sand content of the mixture, while each pulse turns out to be formed by a front, a body, and a tail. Seismic measurements reveal a complex and non-unique dependency between seismic power and sediment pulse transport characteristics.