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Tools in Fluvial Geomorphology

Handbook / Manual
Each chapter is organised to cover everything from general concepts to specific techniques
Topics covered include evolution of methods, guiding concepts, a framework for deciding when to apply specific tools, advantages and limitation of the tools, sources of data, equipment and supplies needed, and a summary table
Provides the professional with a useful handbook covering all tools used in fluvial geomorphology
Also provides valuable information on the advantages and limitations of the tools
All chapters include case studies to give examples of the applications of the tools discussed

By: G Mathias Kondolf (Editor), Hervé Piégay (Editor)

688 pages, b/w photos, b/w illustrations, b/w maps, tables

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Jun 2003 | #123998 | ISBN: 047149142X
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About this book

In recent years there has been a marked increase in funding and employment in river restoration. Methods in Fluvial Geomorphology provides an integrated approach to the interdisciplinary nature of the subject and offers guidance for researchers and professionals on the tools available to answer questions on river management on very difference scales.


Contents

List of Contributors

I BACKGROUND
1. Tools in Fluvial Geomorphology: Problem Statement and Recent Practice

II THE TEMPORAL FRAMEWORK : DATING AND ASSESSINNG GEOMORPHOLOGICAL TRENDS
2. Surficial Geologic Tools in Fluvial Geomorphology
3. Archeology and Human Artifacts
4. Using Historical Data in Fluvial Geomorphology

III THE SPATIAL FRAMEWORK: EMPHASIZING SPATIAL STRUCTURE AND NESTED CHARACTER OF FLUVIAL FORMS
5. Systems approach in fluvial Geomorphology
6. Analysis of Aerial Photography and Other Remotely Sensed Data
7. Geomorphic Classification of Rivers and Streams
8. Modelling Catchment Processes

IV CHEMICAL, PHYSICAL AND BIOLOGICAL EVIDENCE: DATING, EMPHASIZING SPATIAL STRUCTURE AND FLUVIAL PROCESSES
9. Radiogenic and Isotopic Methods for the Direct Dating and of Fluvial Sediments
10. Vegetation as a Tool in the Interpretation of Fluvial Geomorphic Processes and Landforms in Humid Temperate Areas

V ANALYSIS OF PROCESSES AND FORMS: WATER AND SEDIMENT INTERACTIONS
11. Measurement and Analysis of Alluvial Channel Form
12. Flow Measurement and Characterization
13. Bed Sediment Measurement
14. Use of Tracers in Fluvial Geomorphology
15. Sediment Transport
16. Sediment Budgets as an Organizing Framework in Fluvial Geomorphology

VI DISCRIMINATING, SIMULATING AND MODELING PROCESSES AND TRENDS
17. Models in Fluvial Geomorphology
18. Flow and Sediment Transport Modeling
19. Numerical Modeling of Alluvial Landforms
20. Statistical and Fluvial Geomorphology

VII CONCLUSION : APPLYING THE TOOLS
21. Integrating Geomorphological Tools in Ecological and Management Studies

Index


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