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Brahmaputra sediment flux dominated by highly localized rapid erosion from the Easternmost Himalaya

Stewart, R J; Hallet, B.; Zeitler, P; Malloy, M A; Allen, Charlotte M; Trippett, D


The Brahmaputra River slices an exceptionally deep canyon through the eastern Himalaya. Fission-track and laser-ablation U-Pb ages of detrital zircon grains from the river document very rapid erosion from this region and its impact on sediment fluxes downstream in the Brahmaputra. Downstream from the canyon, 47% of the detrital zircons in the river's modern sediment load comprise a fi ssion-track age population averaging only 0.6 Ma. Equally young cooling ages are reported from bedrock in the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Geology
DOI: 10.1130/G24890A.1


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