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|Title:||The chronology and long term dynamics of a low energy river system: the Kelvin Valley, central Scotland|
Jones, Adrian P
|Citation:||Tipping R, Jones AP, Carter S, Holden T & Cressey M (2008) The chronology and long term dynamics of a low energy river system: the Kelvin Valley, central Scotland, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 33 (6), pp. 910-922.|
|Abstract:||The long term (Holocene) channel and floodplain dynamics of a low gradient, low energy, fine grained aggradational fluvial system within a formerly glaciated landscape in central Scotland, the Kelvin Valley, are described from a series of sediment stratigraphic transects and 12 14C assays in a headwater reach between Kirkintilloch and Kilsyth. The 14C assays and dated archaeological sites on the floodplain together suggest that the River Kelvin ceased to aggrade more than 2000 years ago, probably much more, so the 4–6 m of channel and floodplain deposits are almost entirely of early to mid-Holocene age. The Kelvin Valley is characterized,despite its low flow characteristics, by a highly variable floodplain architecture, in which some transects suggest long term channel stability and strong partitioning of floodplain sedimentation and others indicate high channel mobility. This variation makes the application of general models of fluvial evolution difficult.|
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