A moving mass of rock fragments, soil, and mud, more than half of the particles being larger than sand size. Slow debris flows may move less than 1 m per year; rapid ones reach 160 km per hour. Debris flows are very fluid and contain a high content of water.Neuendorf, K.K.E., Mehl, J.P., Jr., and Jackson, J.A., eds., 2005, Glossary of Geology: American Geological Institute, 799 p.
Below is a list of publications related to Debris Flow. Select a publication number to access more detailed information and their respective files available for download.
- RI 2014-2
- Herriott, T.M., Nye, C.J., Reger, R.D., Wartes, M.A., LePain, D.L., and Gillis, R.J., 2014, Geologic context, age constraints, and sedimentology of a Pleistocene volcaniclastic succession near Mount Spurr volcano, south-central Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Report of Investigation 2014-2, 35 p. doi:10.14509/27261
- RI 2014-5
- Stelling, P.L., Beget, J.E., Gardner, J.E., and Schaefer, J.R., 2014, Preliminary volcano-hazard assessment for Fisher volcano, Unimak Island, Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Report of Investigation 2014-5, 32 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:500,000. doi:10.14509/29146
- Daanen, R.P. and others, 2013
- Daanen, R.P., Darrow, M.M., and Hubbard, T.D., 2013, Frozen debris lobe stability, a function of thermal and hydrological processes (poster): American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 13, 2013: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys, 1 sheet. doi:10.14509/26886
- Spangler, E.R. and others, 2013
- Spangler, E.R., Hubbard, T.D., Daanen, R.P., Darrow, M.M., Simpson, J.M., and Southerland, L.E., 2013, Geologic and geomorphic characterization of frozen debris lobe catchments along the Dalton Highway, southern Brooks Range, Alaska (poster): Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado, October 27, 2013, Abstracts with Programs (49-16), v. 45, no. 7, p. 152: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys, 1 sheet. doi:10.14509/27007
- RI 2013-2
- Reger, R.D., and Burns, P.A.C., 2013, Surficial-geologic map of the Livengood area, central Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Report of Investigation 2013-2, 1 sheet, scale 1:50,000. doi:10.14509/25179
- P 1732-B
- Coombs, M.L., Neal, C.A., Wessels, R.L., and McGimsey, R.G., 2006, Geothermal disruption of summit glaciers at Mount Spurr Volcano, 2004-6: An unusual manifestation of volcanic unrest, in Haeussler, P.J., and Galloway, J.P., eds., Studies by the U.S. Geological Survey in Alaska, 2005: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1732-B, 33 p.