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dc.contributor.authorFisher, John A.en
dc.contributor.authorWaltham, Daviden
dc.contributor.authorNichols, Gary J.en
dc.contributor.authorKrapf, Carmen Barbara Elkeen
dc.contributor.authorLang, Simon Christopheren
dc.date.issued2007en
dc.identifier.citationJournal of the Geological Society, 2007; 164 (1):67-71en
dc.identifier.issn0016-7649en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2440/42054-
dc.description.abstractSheetfloods are typically invoked as the mechanism responsible for the kilometre-scale transport of sand-sized sediment grains in shallow-gradient fluvial systems. This concept is based on the lateral extent of ancient thin, sheet sandstone deposits rather than on fluid dynamics, which has resulted in a loosely constrained model for sheetfloods. This study tested the conceptual mechanism by developing a depth-averaged, 2D computational fluid dynamics model. The model results compare well against observations from modern deposits at Lake Eyre to provide a quantitative, physically sound basis for sheetfloods that can be applied in ancient and modern settings to constrain otherwise qualitative interpretations.en
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityJohn A. Fisher, David Waltham, Gary J. Nichols, Carmen B.E. Krapf & Simon C. Langen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherGeological Society Publishing Houseen
dc.source.urihttp://jgs.lyellcollection.org/cgi/content/abstract/164/1/67en
dc.titleA quantitative model for deposition of thin fluvial sand sheetsen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.contributor.schoolAustralian School of Petroleumen
dc.identifier.doi10.1144/0016-76492005-179en
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