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Torrent erosion in Lake District mountain catchments.

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Durham E-Theses Torrent erosion in Lake District mountain catchments. Johnson, Richard Michael How to cite: Johnson, Richard Michael (2001) Torrent erosion in Lake District mountain catchments., Durham theses, Durham University. Available at Durham E-Theses Online: http://etheses.dur.ac.uk/1659/ Use policy The full-text may be used and/or reproduced, and given to third parties in any format or medium, without prior permission or charge, for personal research or study, educational, or not-for-profit purposes provided that: • a full bibliographic reference is made to the original source • a link is made to the metadata record in Durham E-Theses • the full-text is not changed in any way The full-text must not be sold in any format or medium without the formal permission of the copyright holders. Please consult the full Durham E-Theses policy for further details. Academic Support Office, Durham University, University Office, Old Elvet, Durham DH1 3HP e-mail: [email protected] Tel: +44 0191 334 6107 http://etheses.dur.ac.uk TORRENT EROSION IN LAKE DISTRICT MOUNTAIN CATCHMENTS By Richard Michael Johnson Thesis submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy The copyright of this thesis rests with the author. No quotation from it should be published in any form, including Electronic and the Internet, without the author's prior written consent. All information derived from this thesis must be acknowledged appropriately. ý---- - Department of Geography University of Durham April 2001 -8 MAR 200Z CONTAINS PULLOUTS ABSTRACT This thesis investigates torrent erosion in Lake District mountain catchments, Northern England. A nested research approach was used. Detailed investigations were undertaken at two case study sites (Iron Crag, Raise Beck) together with a survey of torrents across the Skiddaw and Helvellyn massifs. At Iron Crag an annual sediment budget was constructed by monitoring hillslope, ch

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