Fluvial Processes in Geomorphology

A pioneering study that encompasses both field and laboratory research, this text explores the landscapes of mountains, rivers, and seacoasts. Topics include weathering, climate, and erosion. 1964 edition.

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Author: Luna B. Leopold

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486139739

Category: Science

Page: 544

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A pioneering study that encompasses both field and laboratory research, this text explores the landscapes of mountains, rivers, and seacoasts. Topics include weathering, climate, and erosion. 1964 edition.

Fluvial Processes and Environmental Change

This volume consists of twenty chapters addressing different aspects of the theme of fluvial processes and environmental change.

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Author: Brown

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: UCSD:31822025999178

Category: Nature

Page: 413

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This volume consists of twenty chapters addressing different aspects of the theme of fluvial processes and environmental change. The overall coverage is broad; scientifically, (from modelling to alluvial dating), geographically (from arid zone flash-flooding to glacial meltwaters) and in time (from contemporary process studies to the Quaternary). The introductory chapter sets the context, which is an attempt to show how studies of fluvial processes can help us in understanding and therefore predicting the impact of environmental change on our rivers, riverine resources and landscapes. Environmental change includes both climatic factors, however caused, and human impacts on river basins. The differentiation of these two factors is discussed in several chapters whilst others take a more holistic approach. Both climatic and human factors have, and will remain, to act together and so their interactions need to be understood. Fluvial Processes and Environmental Change is divided into five sections, commencing with the slope-catchment scale and proceeding to studies of channel response, then floodplain processes and floodplain response and finally two studies from glacierised basins. The volume originated as a two-day session of the British Geomorphological Research Group and contributors from Europe, the USA and Australia were included in order to provide a wide perspective on the topic. This book will be a valuable reference for postgraduates and researchers in fluvial geomorphology, hydrology, Quaternary science, geology and environmental science.

Fluvial Processes

This book concerns the physics and analytical treatment of various fluvial processes and the associated alluvial bed and plan forms listed above.

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Author: Ana Maria Ferreira da Silva

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781351796255

Category: Science

Page: 266

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A stream flowing in alluvium deforms its bed surface, forming ripples, dunes, bars, etc., and, in many instances, it deforms its channel entirely, thereby creating meandering or braiding patterns. It could be said that, in general, an alluvial stream and its deformable boundary undergo a variety of fluvial processes leading to the emergence of a multitude of alluvial forms. This book concerns the physics and analytical treatment of various fluvial processes and the associated alluvial bed and plan forms listed above. Following an introductory chapter on the basics of turbulent flow and sediment transport, the book covers the origin, geometric characteristics and effects of bed forms, from small- to meso-scale (ripples, dunes, alternate and multiple bars); the initiation, geometry and mechanics of meandering streams; the computation of flow, bed deformation and the planimetric evolution of meandering streams; and braiding and delta formation. The book also covers the regime concept, the time-development of a stream towards its regime state, and the formulation of stable, or equilibrium, morphology. The book distinguishes itself by its comprehensive analysis and discussion of key processes involved in large-scale river morphodynamics. The book was written primarily for researchers and graduate students of hydraulic engineering, water resources and related branches of earth sciences, but it will also prove useful for river engineers and managers.

Fluvial Processes in River Engineering

This book presents an analytical treatment of river morphology and its responses to environmental and human-made changes from the engineering point of view.

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Author: Howard H. Chang

Publisher: Krieger Publishing Company

ISBN: 1575243024

Category: River engineering

Page: 432

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Introduction to Fluvial Processes

(The basic reference on hydraulic geometry.) LEOPOLD, L. B., WolMAN, M. G.
and MILLER, J. P. [1964], Fluvial Processes in Geomorphology (W. H. Freeman
and Co., San Francisco and London), 522 p. (This incorporates much relevant
work, ...

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Author: Richard J. Chorley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000000221

Category: Science

Page: 228

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Originally published in this form in 1971, the content of this book was originally part of a larger composite volume ‘Water, Earth and Man’ (1969) which provided a synthesis of hydrology, geomorphology and socio-economic geography. This volume brings together the systematic theme of geomorphology while maintaining a link with the original book which emphasised the benefit of the study of water being considered in the widest sense within the physical and social environments.

Fluvial Processes in the Pleistocene of Northern Europe

Building on previous models characterizing fluvial disturbance, the research presented in this volume focuses on identifying new ways ofunderstanding how lithic assemblages are affected by rivers through a series of experiments.

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Author: Wei Chu

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Oxford Limited

ISBN: 1407314610

Category: Social Science

Page: 174

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Ancient rivers have altered many Palaeolithic sites, obfuscating our ability to understand early human behavior. Building on previous models characterizing fluvial disturbance, the research presented in this volume focuses on identifying new ways ofunderstanding how lithic assemblages are affected by rivers through a series of experiments. It is argued that these effects are predictable, but dependent on aspects of river and artifact morphology. It is suggested that this new knowledge improvesour understanding of the earliest human occupations of Northern Europe.

Fluvial Processes in Geomorphology

Although the book discusses fluvial processes and illustrates the text with block
diagrams, maps, and photographs, no equations or graphs are used to explain
river processes. Landscapes are described in a Davisian framework. Other than ...

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Author: Luna B. Leopold

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 9780486845524

Category: Science

Page: 544

View: 281

A pioneering study that encompasses both field and laboratory research, this text explores the landscapes of mountains, rivers, and seacoasts. Topics include weathering, climate, and erosion. New Foreword. 1964 edition.

The Contribution of Fluvial Processes to the Formation of Cryoplanation Terraces

The mechanisms of material excavation and removal from large periglacial landforms known as cryoplanation terraces (CTs) have been debated for over a century.

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Author: Raven Jezell Mitchell

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798662444416

Category: Electronic dissertations

Page: 130

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The mechanisms of material excavation and removal from large periglacial landforms known as cryoplanation terraces (CTs) have been debated for over a century. These unknowns hinder acceptance of a unified understanding of CT formation. The research reported in this thesis links sorted stripes-a type of periglacial patterned ground frequently encountered on CT treads-to the hydrologic connectivity of periglacial hillslopes, which has not been considered in the context of CT development. Traditional interpretations hold that the presence of sorted patterned ground indicates geomorphic quiescence, a view that has contributed to the dismissal of these features as a factor in the creation of periglacial topography. This thesis addresses the geomorphic role of sorted stripes as fluvial features by investigating their hydrologic effectiveness in removing weathered material from CT treads. Process-focused investigations and watershed morphometric analysis were conducted on thee cryoplanation terraces in an active upland periglacial environment near Atlin, British Columbia, Canada. Results demonstrate the landscape-scale spatial organization and geomorphic effectiveness of sorted stripe networks for transporting water and suspended sediment across CT surfaces. A qualitative model of sediment production and transportation is presented that: 1) outlines erosional processes responsible for CT formation; and 2) defines the distinct hydrologic-geomorphic imprint imparted by sorted stripes on periglacial hillslopes.

Fluvial Processes

This book concerns the physics and analytical treatment of various fluvial processes and the associated alluvial bed and plan forms listed above.

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Author: Ana Maria Ferreira Da Silva

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0367573199

Category:

Page: 288

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A stream flowing in alluvium deforms its bed surface, forming ripples, dunes, bars, etc., and, in many instances, it deforms its channel entirely, thereby creating meandering or braiding patterns. It could be said that, in general, an alluvial stream and its deformable boundary undergo a variety of fluvial processes leading to the emergence of a multitude of alluvial forms. This book concerns the physics and analytical treatment of various fluvial processes and the associated alluvial bed and plan forms listed above. Following an introductory chapter on the basics of turbulent flow and sediment transport, the book covers the origin, geometric characteristics and effects of bed forms, from small- to meso-scale (ripples, dunes, alternate and multiple bars); the initiation, geometry and mechanics of meandering streams; the computation of flow, bed deformation and the planimetric evolution of meandering streams; and braiding and delta formation. The book also covers the regime concept, the time-development of a stream towards its regime state, and the formulation of stable, or equilibrium, morphology. The book distinguishes itself by its comprehensive analysis and discussion of key processes involved in large-scale river morphodynamics. The book was written primarily for researchers and graduate students of hydraulic engineering, water resources and related branches of earth sciences, but it will also prove useful for river engineers and managers.

Fluvial Processes

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Author: A. M. Ferreira da Silva

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:801322929

Category:

Page: 197

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California Rivers and Streams

California Rivers and Streams provides a clear and informative overview of the physical and biological processes that shape California's rivers and watersheds.

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Author: Jeffrey F. Mount

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 052091693X

Category: Nature

Page: 376

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California Rivers and Streams provides a clear and informative overview of the physical and biological processes that shape California's rivers and watersheds. Jeffrey Mount introduces relevant basic principles of hydrology and geomorphology and applies them to an understanding of the differences in character of the state's many rivers. He then builds on this foundation by evaluating the impact on waterways of different land use practices—logging, mining, agriculture, flood control, urbanization, and water supply development. Water may be one of California's most valuable resources, but it is far from being one we control. In spite of channels, levees, lines and dams, the state's rivers still frequently flood, with devastating results. Almost all the rivers in California are dammed or diverted; with the booming population, there will be pressure for more intervention. Mount argues that Californians know little about how their rivers work and, more importantly, how and why land-use practices impact rivers. The forceful reconfiguration and redistribution of the rivers has already brought the state to a critical crossroads. California Rivers and Streams forces us to reevaluate our use of the state's rivers and offers a foundation for participating in the heated debates about their future.

Fluvial Forms and Processes

The book combines empirical and theoretical approaches, and provides a critical assessment of the many schools of thought which have emerged for dealing with adjustment in the fluvial system.

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Author: David Knighton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781444165753

Category: Science

Page: 400

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David Knighton's best-selling book looks at the wide range of forms developed by natural rivers and the processes responsible for that development. The book combines empirical and theoretical approaches, and provides a critical assessment of the many schools of thought which have emerged for dealing with adjustment in the fluvial system. It is fully illustrated throughout by a superb range of figures, photographs and tables. Starting with the network scale, the book examines the interaction of hillslopes, drainage networks and channels, and goes on to considerations of catchment hydrology and catchment denudation. Fluvial processes are analysed in detail, from the mechanics of flow to sediment transport and deposition. Detailing the major components of river channels, the book examines the nature of river adjustment, particularly with respect to equilibrium concepts, and concludes with a look at channel changes through time, affected by flood discharges, climatic change and human activities.

Introduction to Fluvial Processes

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Author: Chorley, Richard J., comp. Water, earth, and man

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:977732754

Category: Erosion

Page: 218

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A Classic Examination of Fluvial Processes and Forest Patterns Victor Ernest Shelford s 1954 Some Lower Mississippi Valley Flood Plain Communities Their Age and Elevation Ecology 35 2 126 142 1

Shelford (1954) is a classic for many reasons; three highlighted here are its role of establishing a methodology for applying historical resources for long-term research studies, its influence on developing conceptual models of forest ...

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Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1051866582

Category:

Page:

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The study of the interaction between fluvial processes and forest community patterns owes elements of its origins to the research of Shelford (1954) on the Mississippi River valley. Shelford (1954) is a classic for many reasons; three highlighted here are its role of establishing a methodology for applying historical resources for long-term research studies, its influence on developing conceptual models of forest succession relative to multiple controlling factors, and its recognition of the rapid and extensive impact of human activities on altering natural land-cover patterns and the important role of analog forests for management and conservation. References to Shelford (1954) within the literature have increased every year since its publication and I believe its presence among varied disciplines will continue.

Proceedings of Hydrology Symposium

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Author: National Research Council of Canada. Subcommittee on Hydrology

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:70368556

Category: Erosion

Page: 759

View: 182

Fluvial Processes and Sedimentation

SIGNIFICANCE OF FLUVIAL PROCESSES AND SEDIMENTATION 0 1 Ake
Sundborg Introduction Fluvial processes and sedimentation involve
transportation of material from the headwater areas of a river to the downstream
regions and ...

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Author: Canada. Inland Waters Directorate

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105017490652

Category: Hydrology

Page: 759

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Fluvial Processes in Instrumented Watersheds

Although several studies had provided some factual and conceptual bases for
the appreciation of fluvial processes , including for example the data provided in
Beardmore ' s Manual of Hydrology ( 1862 ) , geomorphology in the twentieth ...

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Author: Kenneth John Gregory

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015017773741

Category: Erosion

Page: 196

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