By Ro Charlton
Rivers are major geomorphological brokers, they convey an awesome variety of shape and behavior and move water and sediment from the land floor to the oceans. This e-book examines how river structures reply to environmental switch and why this knowing is required for profitable river administration. hugely dynamic in nature, river channels regulate and evolve over timescales that variety from hours to tens of hundreds of thousands of years or extra, and are present in quite a lot of environments.
This booklet offers a accomplished review of modern advancements in river channel administration, essentially illustrating why an realizing of fluvial geomorphology is key in channel maintenance, environmentally delicate layout and the recovery of degraded river channels.
- circulation and sediment regimes: circulate new release; circulation regimes; sediment assets, move and yield
- channel techniques: circulate features; methods of abrasion and sediment shipping; interactions among movement and the channel boundary; deposition
- channel shape and behavior: controls on channel shape; channel changes; floodplain improvement; shape and behavior of alluvial and bedrock channels
- reaction to alter: how channels have replied to previous environmental switch; affects of human job; reconstructing prior changes
- river administration: the fluvial hydrosystem; environmental degradation; environmentally delicate engineering concepts; river recovery; the position of the fluvial geomorphologist.
Fundamentals of Fluvial Geomorphology is an necessary introductory textual content for first and moment 12 months undergraduates. It offers readers with a transparent realizing of ways the fluvial procedure operates at various spatial and temporal scales.
"This good-looking, concise quantity units forth to supply and creation to fluvial geomorphology at a mid-undergraduate point, and it does so nicely." -- I.S. Sasowsky, Choice
About the Author
Ro Charlton lectures within the Geography division on the nationwide college of eire, Maynooth, the place she teaches undergraduate and postgraduate classes in fluvial geomorphology and hydrology. Her examine pursuits comprise meandering river canyons in caves and the influence of weather swap on water assets.
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Fundamentals of Fluvial Geomorphology by Ro Charlton