Isotopic evidence for climatic influence on alluvial-fan development in Death Valley, California.

R. I. Dorn, M. J. Deniro, H. O. Ajie

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Abstract

At least three semiarid to arid cycles are recorded by d 13 C values of organic matter in layers of rock varnishes on surfaces of alluvial fans, interpreted as indicating major periods of fan aggradation during relatively more humid periods and fan entrenchment during subsequent lengthy arid periods. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)108-110
Number of pages3
JournalGeology
Volume15
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geology

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