By G. Mathias Kondolf, Hervé Piégay
Fluvial Geomorphology experiences the biophysical tactics appearing in rivers, and the sediment styles and landforms because of them. it's a self-discipline of synthesis, with roots in geology, geography, and river engineering, and with powerful interactions with allied fields akin to ecology, engineering and panorama architecture.? This booklet comprehensively experiences instruments utilized in fluvial geomorphology, at a degree compatible to steer the choice of study equipment for a given query. featuring an built-in method of the interdisciplinary nature of the topic, it presents assistance for researchers and pros at the instruments on hand to respond to questions about river recovery and management.??
Thoroughly up to date because the first variation in 2003 by way of specialists of their subfields, the e-book offers state of the art instruments that experience revolutionized fluvial geomorphology in fresh a long time, equivalent to actual and numerical modelling, distant sensing and GIS, new box innovations, advances in relationship, monitoring and sourcing, statistical ways in addition to extra conventional equipment equivalent to the structures framework, stratigraphic research, shape and stream characterisation and old analysis.???
- Covers 5 major sorts of geomorphological questions and their linked instruments: ancient framework; spatial framework; chemical, actual and organic equipment; research of methods and types; and destiny realizing framework.
- Provides assistance on benefits and barriers of other instruments for various purposes, info assets, apparatus and provides wanted, and case stories illustrating their program in an built-in perspective.
It is a necessary source for researchers geomorphologists, hydrologists, geologists, engineers, planners, and ecologists considering river administration, conservation and recovery. it's a precious supplementary textbook for top point undergraduate and graduate classes in Geography, Geology, Environmental technological know-how, Civil and Environmental Engineering, and interdisciplinary classes in river administration and restoration.
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Methods for modelling channel changes are described by Jim Pizzuto in Chapter 19. In Chapter 20, François Métivier, Chris Paola, Jessica Kozarek and Michal Tal review the uses of flume experiments in fluvial geomorphology. In Chapter 21, Hervé Piégay and Lise Vaudor review statistical tools in fluvial geomorphology, not only commonly used tools such as regression, but also statistical analyses often applied in allied fields such as ecology but rarely in geomorphology. Most of the tools described in this book can be used to answer applied questions and, given the increasing demand for geomorphic input to river management, a wider range of tools deserve to be employed in support of management decisions.
Following the present introductory chapter, the second section concerns the temporal framework, moving from mainly physical evidence and longer time-scales to more recent and anthropic evidence. The section begins with Chapter 2, in which Robb Jacobson, Jim O’Connor and Takashi Oguchi review surficial geological tools, such as floodplain stratigraphy and slackwater deposits, from which past hydrologic and geomorphic events (such as floods) can be interpreted and dated, changes in land use inferred, and so on.
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