Gravel antidunes in the tropical Burdekin River, Queensland, Australia

Jan Alexander, Chris Fielding

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The geological record is punctuated by the deposits of extreme event phenomena, the identification and interpretation of which are hindered by a lack of data on contemporary examples. It is impossible to directly observe sedimentary bedforms and grain fabrics forming under natural particle-transporting, high-velocity currents, and therefore, their characteristics are poorly documented. The deposits of such flows are exposed however, in the dry bed of the Burdekin River, Queensland, Australia following tropical cyclone-induced floods.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)327-337
Number of pages11
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1997

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