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Research article
23 May 2016
Research article |  | 23 May 2016

Subsurface flow mixing in coarse, braided river deposits

Emanuel Huber and Peter Huggenberger

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Cited articles

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Short summary
This study puts the hydraulic heterogeneity of coarse, braided river deposits in concrete terms, combining geophysics and sedimentological observations; shows the possible impact of the heterogeneity on the three-dimensional flow field in terms of subsurface flow mixing; and demonstrates that not only the fast subsurface flow paths are important but also the hydraulic head field.