Wood-mediated geomorphic effects of a jökulhlaup in the Wind River Mountains, Wyoming
A jökulhlaup burst from the head of Grasshopper Glacier in Wyoming's Wind River Mountains during early September 2003. Five reaches with distinct sedimentation patterns were delineated along the Dinwoody Creek drainage. This thesis focuses on a portion of the jökulhlaup route where erosion of the forested banks created sixteen large logjams spaced at longitudinal intervals of tens to hundreds of meters. Aggradation within the main channel upstream from each logjam created local sediment wedges, and the jams facilitated overbank deposition during the jökulhlaup. Field surveys during 2004 and 2006 ...
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