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Field testing of Glew and Ford's model of solution flute evolution

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July 2001

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Based on a laboratory simulation, Glew and Ford (Earth Surface Processes, 1980, vol. 5, pp. 25–36) put forward a model of solution flute formation which embraces both morphological evolution and time to formation. The occurrence of dated fluted surfaces in the field presents opportunities to test this model. The morphological development of flutes is consistent with the experimental observations in that width stabilizes early whereas depth continues to increase. The time to formation of flutes is confirmed as limestone (103 years)>gypsum (102 years)>salt (101 years), and is consistent with the solubility of the main rock‐forming minerals. Copyright © 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, Vol. 26, no. 8 (2001-07-17).

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Solution Flutes, Rate Of Formation, Dated Surfaces

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Solution Flutes; Rate Of Formation; Dated Surfaces

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